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Liverpool boss Klopp fires back at Guardiola: Tactical fouls...?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took aim back at Pep Guardiola ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City.

Kop ace Sadio Mane was booked in Saturday's 2-1 win at Aston Villa and City boss Guardiola said: “Sometimes, he's diving."

But ahead of Sunday's Anfield clash between the top two, Reds manager Klopp said: “I can say Sadio is not a diver. There was a situation in the Aston Villa game where he got contact and went down.

“Maybe it was not a penalty but there was contact. It's not as if he jumped over a leg and went down.

“All the other penalties were penalties.

“I am 100 per cent sure that if something like this happened for Manchester City they would want to have a penalty because somebody kicked their player in the box."

Klopp further stoked up the war of words by claiming rival Guardiola was “not too nice".

He added: “I am not too sure if I want to put oil on the fire. I am not interested in these kind of things. And I promise not to mention tactical fouls."

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