Jose Mourinho: 'Referee right not to send off Jurgen Klopp'


Liverpool visit their fierce rivals Manchester United on Saturday (March 10) in the lunchtime kick-off with an opportunity to retake second place in the Premier League at the expense of Jose Mourinho's team, who are two points above them in the table.

"It's a good moment to go there, but still an unbelievably hard game.They are at home, we would say it is an advantage at Anfield, so they have the advantage".

That match on Tuesday sees United take on Spanish side Sevilla in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie; a tie which sits finely poised following a goalless first leg between the two sides in Seville two weeks ago. "But you can't cross the line and come on the pitch", West Ham manager David Moyes said. We need that. Now we lost 2-1.

Liverpool and Manchester United do battle this weekend.

The 50-year-old, by the letter of the law, should have been sent to watch the remainder of the game from the stands, but Mourinho is glad that Pawson saw sense and let Klopp get away with it.

"We know we've got a chance, that's the best news you can get".

"There are different ways to win football games but we have another history in the last few years".

"We want the supporters behind us, since I've been here they've been really good".

Klopp also spoke about not wanting to risk Clyne since he hasn't played a senior game all season.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't break them down", the defender said.

"We saw Tottenham players getting penalties at Anfield a few weeks back after falling over in the box, but Salah chose to stay on his feet and the referee then made a decision to give nothing. We will carry on of course, but in the moment it's a big disappointment". We have shown what we are capable of.

"And if someone says that we "parked the bus" I've no problem with that. I still have to work to swallow this one and it's quite hard".