Monterrey coach Mohamed slams disrespectful Klopp
Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed has accused Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp of disrespect following last month’s Club World Cup semi-final encounter.
Liverpool beat Monterrey 2:1 on December 18 after Roberto Firmino scored an injury-time winner for the Reds after Rogelio Funes Mori had cancelled out Naby Keita’s opener for the Reds at the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar.
During the game, there was spat between Klopp and Mohamed on the touchline due to some decisions from the referee Roberto Tobar. One of such confrontations arose when Monterrey coach felt that Joe Gomez was due a second yellow and suggested that he avoided the red card because the Liverpool shirt has more weight.
Mohamed has now taken a swipe at Klopp claiming that the Liverpool boss laughed in his face in the course of the touchline argument in Doha last month.
“Klopp disrespected me, I felt he tried to trash me,” Mohamed told Enganche.
“He kept asking for a yellow card saying that we were fouling Mohamed 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 neighbourhood came out and I lost all elegance and composure.
“If I have to tell you what I said, I cannot remember, but [if I speak] in English, I am not myself. I don’t know if I reacted well or badly but it came from inside.”
Liverpool went on to win the competition by beating Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo to 1:0 in extra-time.