Klopp: Mane is not a simulator, Liverpool were denied two penalties
January 5, 2021
Jurgen Klopp has come out in defense of Sadio Mane, saying the striker is not a simulator and should have been awarded a penalty in favor of Liverpool in the match against Southampton.
The Reds suffered a 1-0 defeat thanks to an early goal from Danny Ings and now Manchester United have equal points and a game less developed than the champions.
Liverpool demanded a penalty in two cases that were denied by the referee, while risking very little in the offensive phase.
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In one case, Georginio Wijnaldum’s shot ended up in the hand of an opposing player, while in the other, Mane was knocked down by Kyle Walker-Peters. The coach says that the Senegalese is sincere and that the penalty should have been awarded.
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“The best situations were when Sadio had the ball. Anyone who says once again that Sadio Mane is a simulator is the biggest failure in the world. “This guy is trying to stand up.”
“There were two situations in which other teams would be given a penalty. ‘Touching the ball with my hand, I do not know who will explain this to me’, Klopp declared for Sky Sports. /telegraph/