Liverpool striker Sadio Mané responded to Pep Guardiola on Thursday, accusing him of diving into the box for a penalty in last weekend’s match against Aston Villa (2-1 win for the Reds).
“It’s happened a lot in Liverpool in recent years. That’s because Mane has a special talent. Sometimes he dives, sometimes he has the talent to score incredible goals at the last minute. It’s a talent. “said the Manchester City manager before the duel between the two clubs in the Premier League on Sunday 10th November 2019. At a press conference, Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp reviewed Pep Guardiola’s statements. Naturally, he took care of defending his player. On Thursday, Sadio Mané directly responded to the Spanish technician.
“If I get a penalty on the dive, then I’ll do it. But what Jürgen said is correct, I’m not diving. Whether or not I get a penalty will never change the way I play. The only thing I can say is that I will always be ready for the team. No, I don’t mind. I think it’s a little smart of him to get the referee’s attention, but I’m just going to play football as I always do. I don’t pay attention to what he says because it’s part of football,” Sadio Mané explained in comments made by Foot Mercato.