Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been accused of ‘lacking respect’ by his Club World Cup opponent, Monterrey boss, Antonio Mohamed.
The Reds faced Monterrey in the semifinal stage of the FIFA Club World Cup back in December of last year, and both Klopp and Mohamed were both shown yellow cards after their touchline confrontation during the semi-final in Qatar.
Liverpool emerged 2-1 winners, but Mohamed was extremely disgruntled that Joe Gomez wasn’t given a second caution for handball, and Klopp was furious at the attempt to get his defender sent off.
“Klopp disrespected me, I felt he tried to trash me,” Mohamed said in an interview with Enganche, as quoted by Marca.
“He kept asking for a yellow card saying that we were fouling Salah, but when I did the same towards one of their players, he stuck out his tongue and made fun of me. When I saw him, I laughed at first and then I got a little angry and rose to his bait, then my background came out and I lost all elegance and composure.”
Gomez was penalised for a handball but was not shown a second yellow having already been booked earlier.
Mohamed added: “For me, there was a red card, especially the first foul and the second. So I talked to the referee. Maybe a Liverpool shirt has more weight, therefore the Liverpool player wasn’t sent off.”