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Jurgen Klopp just about resisted urge to throttle Bruno Fernandes after his antics in Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

Josh Lawless

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Jurgen Klopp just about resisted urge to throttle Bruno Fernandes after his antics in Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp just about resisted the urge to full on throttle Bruno Fernandes after his antics in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial were on target as Erik ten Hag picked up his first win of the new Premier League season after back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Brentford.

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Liverpool pulled one back through Mo Salah late on but the Carabao and FA Cup holders were well below par and are still winless in three outings.

Klopp will have been frustrated about a whole lot of different things in the game but one that really riled him up was the behaviour of Fernandes, wearing the captain's armband due to Harry Maguire being dropped to the bench.

Fernandes produced a stunning display on the pitch, constantly chasing and covering every blade of glass and rediscovering playmaking qualities that haven't been seen in full flow for a while.

But his performance also wasn't without lots of "s***housery". He was booked for a horrendous dive inside the penalty area and also clutched his face on many an occasion when he had barely been brushed.

While on a yellow, also held on to the ball for an absolute age when Salah was trying to retrieve it in order to get a swift restart.


And at full-time, Klopp was seen putting his hands on the Portuguese star's throat. It's unclear what was said in the exchange but both men were smiling so there didn't seem to be much malice.

Fernandes has had a lot of criticism come his way in recent times, with former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor saying "he looks like the worst teammate".

In response, the former Sporting CP man told Record: "It's honestly not something that worries me too much. He's [Agbonlahor] never played with me, he doesn't know how I am."

Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp, Bruno Fernandes

Josh Lawless
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