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Jurgen Klopp Responds To José Mourinho's Barbs Regarding Treatment By Referees

By Gavan Casey
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Jurgen Klopp has offered a rather understanding response to José Mourinho's barbs towards him and his treatment by officials following Man United's stalemate with Hull last night.

Just a night after Klopp had claimed the fourth official had told him 'I like your passion' when Klopp attempted to apologise for roaring in his face, Mourinho explained in his post-match interview that he had been threatened with banishment to the stands in similar circumstances while he protested a decision against Hull.

As such, the Portuguese manager claimed there was an element of unfairness to how certain managers were dealt with by officials relative to himself. Mourinho has had three FA charges brought against him already this season.


Rather than engage in further jibes, however, Jurgen Klopp conceded that he was rather fortunate to get off without so much as a warning during his encounter with the match official as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Klopp said:

Maybe I was lucky.

There are different ways to handle the situation. It’s an emotional game.

We struggle, myself, Jose, Arsene Wenger. Sometimes we get a fine, sometimes not.

When asked if some managers are treated differently to others, as per Mourinho's accusation last night, his reply was rather more vague, and he again pointed towards the unpleasantness of his own dressing down of the fourth official at Anfield.

I heard things about this before, too. I have no idea. We all know what we can do.

It didn’t look nice, but it was not as bad as it looked. It was worse when I was younger.

He's probably right, actually.

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