Liverpool’s manager questioned the volume of penalties Manchester United have been awarded compared to Liverpool’s in his Southampton post-match interview.
“I hear now that Manchester United had more penalties in two years than I had in five and a half years,”
“I've no idea if that's my fault, or how that can happen.”
have been awarded 11 penalties in all competitions this season, only six of them were in the league. However, since
took charge in December 2018, the Red Devils have won 42 in all competitions compared to the Reds’ 19.
“I don’t count how many penalties they have, so if they want to spend time on worrying about when we get fouled in the box, I don’t spend time on that,”
brought up the same question
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in his pre-match press conference ahead of last season’s FA Cup semi-final and the Red Devils’ boss believes that impacted
decision to not give
a penalty following a possible foul from
“I can’t talk on behalf of other managers, why they say things like this,”
“Obviously I felt it worked last year in the semi in the FA Cup because Frank spoke about it and we had a nailed-on penalty that we should have had that we didn’t get.
“So maybe it’s a way of influencing referees. I don’t know, but I don’t worry about that. When they foul our players it’s a penalty. It’s just when it’s inside the box.”
will face each other on January 17 at Anfield as both sides are in the title race.