Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter in defensive fashion after West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini publicly called out their manager Jurgen Klopp, following the 1-1 draw between the two sides at the London Stadium on Monday night.
The Reds missed the opportunity to go even further ahead of Pellegrini’s former side Manchester City as a result of the draw, although they can probably count themselves lucky they didn’t lose as their goal should have been ruled out for offside.
Hammers boss Pellegrini, who appeared to still have his former side Malaga’s last gasp defeat to Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League quarter-final on his mind, was not happy with the decision.
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The Chilean said: “Klopp is used to winning with offside goals. He beat me against Malaga with a goal seven metres offside – so he cannot complain about anything.”
Naturally, Liverpool fans on Twitter have leapt to the defence of their beloved boss after the war of words…
Has Klopp complained, or is Pellegrini making up stuff? He has admitted that the first goal was offside, and that West Ham deserved a point. Haven’t heard any complaining.
— Terje Jøsang (@tjosang) February 5, 2019
— Red CodeX Concepts (@CodeRedShell) February 5, 2019
— Jason Greenaway (@greensey77) February 5, 2019
I lost all respect for Pellegrini. The guy was sacked and before that humiliated publicly by the hiring of Guardiola and comes out and says ‘I want to help my old team city’. Shame on you Dracula. Did Benitez say that. Did Klopp thank Benitez. Idiot unprofessional Pellegrini#LFC
— Muhammad A Ali (@MuhammadAAli17) February 5, 2019
It’s small club mentality
— alan (@alan__68) February 5, 2019
Manuel Pellegrini really is a bitter tw*t, isn’t he?!?! https://t.co/sSBbyiW8Qd
— c0ntax (@c0ntaxLFC) February 5, 2019
Dont worry he will run out of excuses soon enough
— When2P (@IamBossPP) February 5, 2019
For me, he is obsessed to Klopp. He sees him as a rival for some reason idk.
— kero (@krmodnclr) February 5, 2019