Regarding the incident involving Darwin Nunez and Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp renders a decision.
Following Liverpool’s spirited draw with Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp downplayed the fight between Darwin Nunez and Pep Guardiola on the touchline.
Shortly after the final whistle of the 1-1 Premier League draw at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon, Nunez and the City manager engaged in a heated conversation.
Before things got out of hand, Klopp had to intervene and haul Nunez away, and other members of the coaching staff did the same.
However, the Reds manager thinks it was just a matter of emotions running high instead than indications of a deep-seated animosity between the two teams.
Klopp stated, “It has nothing to do with the intense rivalry.” What you are trying to infer from it is beyond me. We are merely rivals; our competition isn’t really intense. A fierce rival is what? Where do you observe that in challenges on the pitch?
“There is nothing to do with a bitter rivalry in the past with this post-game atmosphere. Darwin Nunez may not be knowledgeable about that.
Feelings. Unexpectedly, I wasn’t the one involved, so I’m not sure if I should be the one to explain it. I have nothing to do with it. Since I loved them both, I made an effort to diffuse the tension even though I had no idea what had happened and couldn’t understand a word.
“I genuinely believe that everything has already been resolved. It’s feelings. Both Pep and we are interested in winning. Obviously, none is truly delighted because neither of them won, and these things can happen on any given day.