Klopp unimpressed with PSG antics

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Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar is congratulated by Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp at the end of the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Liverpool FC at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on November 28, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left unimpressed with the conduct of Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday evening.


The German saw his side go behind 2-0 to the French champions before a James Milner penalty late in the first-half gave them hope of a comeback in the second.

But it wasn’t to be and his side now face an all or nothing game at Anfield against Napoli in the final round of fixtures in a fortnight to progress from the group.

“I know it will be the headline, but the number of interruptions in the game was not cool.” he said.

“We won the fair play award two times in England and tonight we looked like butchers with the number of yellow cards.

“It was clever of PSG, especially Neymar, but a lot of other players went down like there was something serious.

“We were not that calm anymore, rather frustrated and negative frustration does not help. That is a job for us to deal with.” he added.


Italy international midfielder Marco Verratti had a decisive role in the game for the Ligue 1 side – but most onlookers will feel that his high challenge on Joe Gomez warranted more than the yellow card he received.

“Everybody has eyes, everybody could see it but it is only a story if I see it. I don’t believe that.” Klopp continued.

“For me, it is a red card, but it changes nothing.

“I do not care, I had a very good view of it and it was for sure not just another yellow card.” he added.

Klopp was left further bemused by the decision making of Polish referee Szymon Marciniak, who gave his side eight yellow cards during the match, when he initially opted not to award the penalty for a blatant foul on Sadio Mane by Angel Di Maria.

“I saw the penalty, it was inside the box but he didn’t even give a foul.” he said.

“I have no idea why it was a late decision. It was not even a foul for him.

“Unbelievable.” he finished.


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