Sadio Mane shrugs off Pep Guardiola diving comments

Jurgen Klopp Pep Guardiola

"In the 94th minute it was against Leicester, it was a penalty and it was wow", Guardiola said at a press conference on Tuesday, as quoted by the Guardian.

'I said to them at the time it's not lucky, what Liverpool have done last season and this season many, many times is because they have this incredible quality and this incredible talent to fight until the end.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has fired back at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the pair continue their war of words in the buildup to their Premier League meeting on Sunday. To say it's lucky again? No. "So soon after the City game has finished, he talked about his own team and then immediately he came out with his remarks regarding Mane". The agenda, though, has already hurtled towards the weekend and that is more than partly Guardiola's doing after his comments on Saturday. That's football. You have to deal with it. All you can do is be concerned about your next game.

At Anfield, City drew 0-0, putting in the type of disciplined defensive performance that many thought was beyond them. "There is going to be so much hype and interest in it".

Likewise, if Pep Guardiola's side become the first top-flight team to beat the Reds on home turf since April 2017 then they will believe that the race for the trophy is well and truly on.

"I'm in exactly the same situation as him", Klopp said.

"That still exists to day". If I get a penalty, yeah it's a penalty.

"Sunday doesn't decide anything".

"Liverpool will move nine points clear with a win at Anfield and, as we saw at Villa Park, they simply don't know how to lose, so I just don't where they would lose three matches to let City back in".

"If Liverpool come unstuck, momentum will be with City, but this is the start of November and nothing is decided. If I was the Manchester City manager now, I'd be concerned about the weekend match". Leroy Sane was fouled by Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk, with Mahrez taking the spot-kick as usual penalty-taker Sergio Aguero had been substituted.