Former Premier League referee calls Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp a hypocrite for his Manchester United penalty claims

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has slammed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for his dubious penalty claims about Manchester United.

Clattenburh admitted that United were given favourable decisions during Sir Alex’s reign, but that has eased massively since he left.

Howvever, he called Klopp a hypocrite and believes the German is already feeling the pressure of the title race with the Red devils mounting a challenge against his team.

Writing in the Daily Mail about Jurgen Klopp’s recent penalty claims about Man United, Mark Clattenburg explained: “So there were a couple of things to take from Klopp’s comments after that game (against Southampton).

“First, he sounds like a hypocrite if he is suggesting United’s players are looking to win penalties. The likes of Mo Salah and Mane are just as capable of employing similar tactics.

“He is clearly getting edgy, though, because not since Fergie have we seen such a blatant attempt to influence a referee ahead of a big game. Klopp wasn’t doing this last season when Liverpool were winning every week.

“He does not like losing, he never has. He gets prickly. But he is wrong to suggest there is an aura around United that sees them given favourable decisions. There used to be when Fergie was there, but that has eased massively since he left.”

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