Bruno Fernandes slams Jurgen Klopp for penalty remark aimed at Manchester United
Earlier this month, the Liverpool manager took a shot at United for the number of penalties they get. The German compared that to his side’s penalty tally and mentioned the stark contrast between the two figures.
Manchester United have had 42 penalties awarded to them since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the manager. In that time, Klopp’s Liverpool have had just 19 spot-kicks.
Mentioning Klopp’s comments, Fernandes says that he does not care about what people have to say about the issue and that it might be a ploy by Klopp to influence the referees.
“I played in Portugal and when you play for Sporting, Benfica and Porto are always talking about that kind of stuff; sometimes to put pressure on the referee.”
The Portuguese midfielder then adds that the main thing is converting the spot-kicks when they get it.
“If I go to take the ball to the penalty spot, I have to do my job.”
The former Sporting CP midfielder then mentions that scoring penalties isn’t as easy as people say it is. To prove that point, he stated the fact that Raheem Sterling has missed his last 3 penalties. (h/t Metro)
It’s good to see the 26-year-old midfielder not being sucked into mind games before a big fixture on the weekend. United are scheduled to take on Liverpool in a titanic clash on Sunday.
The Red Devils are at the top of the table and lead their rivals by 3 points. If Liverpool win at Anfield, however, then the Reds would leapfrog Solskjaer’s side to the summit on goal difference.
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Fernandes already has 15 goals and 9 assists in all competitions this season and he would be hoping to add to that tally on Sunday.
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