Jose Mourinho has suggested that Jurgen Klopp is given preferential treatment by match officials following Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Hull CIty.
The Liverpool manager was forced to apologise after his outburst at a laughing Neil Swarbrick on the touchline during Liverpool’s meeting with Chelsea on Tuesday.
Reds boss Klopp was angered by the decision not to award a free-kick to Liverpool in the build-up to Joel Matip conceding a penalty that was eventually missed by Diego Costa.
The German confronted Swarbrick but revealed afterwards that he said sorry and even admitted that, to his surprise, the fourth official apparently told him “no problem, I like your passion”.
And now Mourinho has picked up on the way he is personally dealt with by match officials, suggesting that the rules are different for other managers.
“The rules for me are different,” Mourinho insisted after watching his side stutter to a 0-0 draw at home to Hull City that sees them miss the chance to cut the gap in the race to finish in the top four.
The Portuguese added that, unlike “other managers”, he says he was told to “sit down or you have to go to the stands” during the stalemate with the Tigers.
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