Matches between Manchester United and Liverpool tend to have an aggressive edge to them due to the intense rivalry, and Sunday’s game proved just that as managers Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp clashed on the touchline.
The pair squared up to one another in the closing stages of the game following an incident involving Ander Herrera and Roberto Firmino.
The United midfielder visibly tugged the shirt of his opponent during a tussle for the ball, and Firmino retaliated by pushing him to the floor.
This sparked a war of words between Mourinho and Klopp, who needed to be separated by the fourth official.
After the game, Mourinho claimed that his opposite number accused him of trying to get Firmino sent off. He told reporters:
“He thought I was trying to get his player sent off. I wasn’t. There was no problem at all.
“I think the game was correct. The players gave everything but in an emotional and professional way. There was aggression but it was good, so I think it was great publicity for the Premier League all around the world.”
Liverpool took the lead just before the half-hour mark when James Milner slotted from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba handled the ball in the box.
The Merseyside outfit tried to weather the storm in the second half, but eventually conceded when Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted his 19th goal of the season with seven minutes of normal time remaining on the clock.
The shared point means that Liverpool sit seven points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea, while United are a further five points behind.
Fans had their say on the touchline spat between the two managers, with varying views.
Klopp screams in Mourinho's face and it's passion, if it were the other way around though..
— Dillon Jones (@Dilly_do_Dah) January 16, 2017
Mourinho loves to fight managers who play football the right away, Wenger, Pep, Klopp.. He's the anti Christ of football. https://t.co/YNEFRveBCH
— Kash (@Kaashif_92) January 15, 2017
If Mourinho reacted like klopp did after firmino & herrera foul. Mourinho would get ban for the season. Since it's klopp. "Passion" ????????
— Arvinn ???????? (@arvsandhu) January 16, 2017
I want to see Klopp and Mourinho fight one day. The Herrera, Lallana fracas at the end was lovely.
— David (@davidfolz15) January 15, 2017
Klopp would actually murder Mourinho in a fight.
— Tucker Carper (@_tc11) January 15, 2017
Man U were the better team. Yet Klopp acted as though they were robbed. I hope he is in trouble for ranting and raving. Mourinho would be.
— Heather Oates (@h_oates) January 16, 2017
I had faith in Wenger. But he failed to make dreams come true. Now I guess we could rely on Klopp…
..To punch Mourinho in the face someday
— Micheℒℒe (@Micha_Alvez) January 16, 2017
Klopp going at Mourinho for that foul on firmino just shows how much it means to him. What a manager!
— LB (@lbols38) January 16, 2017