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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has opened on Sunday’s turbulent 1-0 win over Manchester City ahead of his side’s latest game against West Ham on Thursday night. The German was sent off for shouting at a linesman through the weekend’s victory at Anfield. And relations between the 2 Premier League superpowers have now plummeted much more within the short time since. 

Liverpool were in a position to get the higher of Manchester City on Sunday evening, with Mohamed Salah scoring the one goal to present the Reds all three points.

Nonetheless, it was a fiery encounter on Merseyside with tempers boiling over.

Prior to the sport, Klopp had angered City by slamming their wealth and suggesting the identical rules everybody else has to follow don’t apply to them. Following the match at Anfield, the reigning champions then accused the German of ‘borderline xenophobia’.

Liverpool, nevertheless, are offended themselves after the away end was graffitied with vile insults in regards to the Hillsborough and Heysel disasters back within the Nineteen Eighties.

The row has shown no sign of easing because the two rivals proceed to precise their rage towards each other, with Klopp also sent off through the game.

And the German has now spoken out ahead of his side’s game on Thursday, insisting he’s yet to listen to a few possible ban. 

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“I feel I can be there [on the touchline] because nothing has happened yet,” he said.

“I still think I must have handled the situation in a different way which I normally do.

“It was an intense game that each managers didn’t understand with some calls. I’m not glad with my response.”

On his comments prior to the match with City, he then added: “It shouldn’t [detract from result].

“We do not have to be best friends but I’m sure anyone desires to be with us.

“It’s normal competition. It began here with the query, I answered, the remaining was product of it.


“I said I respect what they’re doing but my answer was still not right to some people.

“If a man throws a coin it’s an enormous mistake. It was an excellent performance against an incredibly strong side.

“I saw situations I didn’t wish to see in a football game.

“After the sport, all of the talk is of what I said and what people product of it. That shouldn’t be the case but I am unable to change that.”

He continued: “My English isn’t adequate to precise how vital it was [to beat City].

“From all perspectives, it was the performance we wanted. I don’t need to chop out our supporters, what they did this season is phenomenal. Our fans understood quickly it was not the beginning we wanted, how they reacted and performed in home games is phenomenal. Special.”

And Klopp has also confirmed the news that Diogo Jota will miss the World Cup, having picked up a knock within the win over City.

“The primary diagnosis was clear and it is very sad news for us,” said the German.

“We’ve got to take a look at [player welfare], we at all times do and if we are able to consider things lineup-wise, we are going to.

“It’s an intense period, we’re used to it but full energy is required again v West Ham.”

Yet Klopp has said his Liverpool forward won’t require an operation, but did add: “We’re talking about months. I don’t need to place a time on it. It would be a protracted time.

“He’s surprisingly OK to this point, a sensible boy and he knew it after we carried him off. At that moment he knew it.”

And, on Wednesday night’s match with West Ham, he said: “From now they’re all finals.

“We realised that a couple of weeks ago.

“We respect West Ham loads, caused us numerous problems. They’ve really quality players.

“Antonio played 80 games up to now now they will share that up front.”

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