MARK CLATTENBURG: Stop being a hypocrite Jurgen, your guys dive too! Klopp’s bid to strain referees with Manchester United jibe is straight out of Sir Alex Ferguson’s playbook – the Liverpool boss have to be getting fearful
- Jurgen Klopp has been vocal on his perception Manchester United get extra penalties
- It was thoughts video games – a blatant try and try to affect referee Paul Tierney
- Let’s be clear – there isn’t any conspiracy on the a part of referees and officers
- It is legitimate to spotlight the benefit with which United gamers do robe within the field
It was thoughts video games — an try and affect referee Paul Tierney and get inside his head earlier than an enormous match between Liverpool and United this Sunday.
Klopp was right when he stated United have received extra penalties in two years than Liverpool have in his 5 and a half at Anfield. He was good, as a result of his feedback couldn’t get him into hassle with the authorities.
Jurgen Klopp have to be getting fearful about Manchester United after his feedback final week
But let’s be clear: there isn’t any conspiracy on the a part of referees and officers. Was Klopp insinuating there may be? Or was he suggesting United have gamers who’re inspired to dive?
If his intention was the previous, then I’ve obtained no time for that. It merely shouldn’t be true.
But if he was highlighting the benefit with which some United gamers go down within the penalty space then, sure, I imagine he was making a sound level. Even if it does ignore comparable suspicions about a few of his stars.
I’ve watched United carefully this season and analysed every of their 11 penalty awards.
There are as many as 5 the place I imagine contact was invited and even initiated by the United participant.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood are the gamers concerned.
They are, in some ways, being intelligent.
Once there may be contact and the penalty is awarded, VAR will hardly ever overturn the choice.
Sadio Mane was introduced down below a problem from Kyle Walker-Peters inside the realm
Klopp bemoaned what number of penalties rivals Manchester United get in contrast with Liverpool
MARK CLATTENBURG’S VERDICT ON THREE UNITED PENALTIES
Paul Pogba v Aston Villa, January 1
There was slight contact from Villa’s Douglas Luiz however Pogba tripped himself, inflicting the autumn. I might have waved play on. I used to be very shocked VAR didn’t suggest a pitchside assessment
Though there was slight contact from Douglas Luiz, Paul Pogba tripped himself right here
Marcus Rashford v Newcastle, October 17
Rashford anticipates contact from Jamal Lewis and is already taking place when the Newcastle defender swings his leg. Rashford ought to have been booked for deceiving the referee
Marcus Rashford ought to have been booked for deceiving the referee at Newcastle
Mason Greenwood v RB Leipzig, December 8
Greenwood will get his foot throughout the defender whereas defending the ball. The gamers go in shoulder to shoulder and Greenwood goes down. As there was contact, I wouldn’t have cautioned Greenwood for a dive — however it’s not a penalty
Mason Greenwood didn’t dive in opposition to RB Leipzig, but it surely was not a penalty both
Notice, too, that extra gamers are taking place in what referees name the ‘lifeless zone’ within the penalty space, a place from which they’ve little likelihood of scoring. Rashford did it in opposition to Newcastle when he was heading out of the realm and took the prospect to go to floor below a unfastened leg from Jamal Lewis.
But that is the place Klopp needs to be cautious, as a result of that’s precisely what Sadio Mane did when taking place too simply below Kyle Walker-Peters’ problem throughout final Monday’s 1-Zero defeat at Southampton.
The ball was working out of play and, in a special place with the prospect to attain, I imagine Mane would have ridden the problem.
So there have been a few issues to take from Klopp’s feedback after that sport. First, he feels like a hypocrite if he’s suggesting United’s gamers need to win penalties. The likes of Mo Salah and Mane are simply as able to using comparable techniques.
The likes of Mohamed Salah (proper) are simply as able to underhand techniques to win penalties
He is clearly getting edgy, although, as a result of not since Fergie have we seen such a blatant try and affect a referee forward of a giant sport. Klopp wasn’t doing this final season when Liverpool have been successful each week.
He doesn’t like shedding, he by no means has. He will get prickly. But he’s unsuitable to recommend there may be an aura round United that sees them given beneficial choices. There was once when Fergie was there, however that has eased massively since he left.
I’m the one referee to present three penalties to the opposition at Old Trafford, and that was for Liverpool, of all groups, in 2014.
But David Moyes was supervisor — I’m undecided that may have occurred when Fergie was there!
Sir Alex Ferguson argues with Mark Clattenburg as Manchester United host Aston Villa in 2013