Mourinho hits back at Klopp for criticism of tactics: He likes meat and got fish

the Liverpool manager criticised Manchester United for setting up defensively ever since he arrived in England.

The draw leaves Liverpool six points clear at the top of the table ahead of last season’s champions Manchester City.

However, when asked if Sunday was a good result for the Reds, Klopp was quick to downplay the importance of the point – aiming a jibe at United’s defensive tactics.

Klopp told Sky Sports: ‘It’s just a point. When I’ve been in England, Man United have pretty much set up like this. Everyone built it up (the game) like a mountain, but one team set out to defend and one team made the game. We didn’t lose anything, it’s just a point. Let’s carry on.’

But following Klopp’s comments, former United manager Jose Mourinho – who was in charge at Old Trafford between 2016-2018 – hit back at the Liverpool manager.

Mourinho said: ‘He didn’t like the menu. He likes meat and got fish, so of course he’s not happy.

‘United with the limitations they have played a different profile of performance. They were always compact.’

The draw ensured that Chelsea’s record of winning their first nine Premier League games in the 2005-06 season, remains in tact.

And Mourinho, who was in charge of the Blues during that title-winning campaign, has admitted his relief at Liverpool not breaking his record.

When asked what went wrong for Liverpool on Sunday, Mourinho replied: ‘Quality of the team to play against a low block, which is a sometimes a problem they have.

‘I’m really happy they didn’t win because the other record is mine, not theirs. Jurgen clearly has a little bit of frustration. At Old Trafford, which is a special place for Liverpool to win, he never did it.’