London (AFP) – Liverpool ahead Sadio Mane says he is not going to change his fashion of play regardless of Pep Guardiola’s “diving” accusation.
The Manchester Metropolis boss made the declare on the weekend, when the Senegal worldwide was booked after taking place within the penalty space following a problem by Aston Villa’s Frederic Guilbert.
Supervisor Jurgen Klopp jumped to his defence and Guardiola subsequently rowed again on the feedback, saying they have been a part of an extended speech wherein he praised the ahead.
Mane, unaware of the following climbdown, was unmoved by Guardiola’s preliminary criticism as he believes if there’s contact he has a proper to go down.
And he supplied a sarcastic response to the Metropolis boss forward of the match between the 2 sides at Anfield on Sunday, saying: “If it may very well be a penalty for positive I’ll ‘dive’ once more.
“If the ‘dive’ will give me a penalty then I’ll do it. Why not? However what Jurgen stated is appropriate. I don’t dive,” stated Mane.
“There was contact (at Villa) for positive. Possibly it was not a penalty and he did not give it, and he gave me a yellow card. To be trustworthy I haven’t got any drawback about it.
“It is what I need to maintain doing. If I get a penalty, yeah it is a penalty. If no penalty, no penalty, however (it) won’t ever change the best way I am enjoying or the best way I am doing my issues.”
Guardiola’s criticism was seen as the beginning of thoughts video games main as much as Sunday’s Anfield encounter and Mane stated the Metropolis boss had been a “bit intelligent” to get the eye of the referee.
The defending Premier League champions path Klopp’s aspect by six factors however Metropolis are the one workforce to have crushed Liverpool of their previous 50 league matches.
“I can say one of many largest exams, for positive,” stated Mane. “However when you ask me I might say not solely Metropolis as a result of towards Aston Villa you may see how the sport was and Leicester additionally was actually powerful.
“So I feel we performed already a couple of large video games on this season and for positive Metropolis as effectively might be an enormous sport.”