Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke after his side’s home draw against Chelsea and criticized striker Diego Costa following the penalty he got at Anfield.
He said: “If I had played against Costa, I could never be friends, that’s how it is, but when you have him in your team, it’s much more fun. He is a warrior,”
“What Conte is doing with Chelsea is outstanding but Chelsea without Costa this season? He is not the nicest guy on the pitch but I saw no real big incident and until someone tells me something…If someone tells me it was a dive, maybe I will be angry tomorrow but that would be the wrong decision what, number 27, but it doesn’t make it better”.
Then Klopp added: “It was a foul before in my opinion on Lovren, that’s what I was a little angry about,”
“No one can beat us, was what I said [to Swarbrick]. Obviously that’s not true but it felt for us like this in that moment. I was absolutely the wrong person to say it. I said sorry – I was a bit excited. He said, ‘no problem. I like your passion’.”