"His own players would still have been warming down after their own hard-fought win over Southampton when, having been asked simply about Liverpool's late comeback at Aston Villa, he went straight in on Sadio Mane and labelled him a 'diver'.
"Was I surprised? Not really.
"For him to then come out straight after the game and talk about Mane 'diving' was quite pathetic, I thought.
"He's definitely trying a bit of gamesmanship to try and influence the official in charge of the game at Anfield."