Manuel Pellegrini has hit out at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after watching his side conceded a goal that should have been ruled out for offside.
James Milner was offside when Adam Lallana passed him the ball which led to Sadio Mane scoring for the Reds.
Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund beat Pellegrini’s Malaga 3-2 in the 2013 Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of a winner where four players were offside.
Pellegrini said after the 1-1 draw at the London Stadium: ‘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.’
Of the Reds’ chances, he said: ‘They scored a goal one metre offside. In the last minute with Origi in front of the linesman, again one metre offside.’
The former Manchester City boss added: ‘I said in the week that we need to win this game for our fans and if we are going to give a hand to Manchester City, well, they are my club also. Maybe that was the reason the manager of Liverpool didn’t like it.’
Liverpool missed the chance to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Monday night.