• Sports - Football - Scores & Fixtures
  • Updated: January 16, 2021

Bruno Hits Back At Klopp Ahead Of Liverpool, Man Utd Clash

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to stop complaining about the number of penalties given to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side ahead of their clash on Sunday.

United have been awarded 20 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season, while title rivals Liverpool have had just 10.

Klopp highlighted the large amount of United spot-kicks after his side had two penalty appeals turned down in their recent 1-0 defeat at Southampton.

United manager Solskjaer responded by saying Klopp and other Premier League bosses were trying to influence referees not to give his team penalties.

Now Fernandes has joined the United backlash ahead of Sunday's crucial clash between the bitter rivals as the Portugal star said Klopp should quit complaining.

READ ALSO: Man Utd Playmaker Fernandes Wins EPL Player Of The Month

"You always see what people say, but I really don't care. I'm not focused on what they're saying. We have really quick players up front," said Fernandes, who has scored 14 penalties for United.

"Anthony Martial is one of the best players one against one in the box, Marcus Rashford is another one who is quick and has quick feet, who can take the ball away from the defender at any moment.

"It's normal that sometimes, because of that, they will be tripped and will fall and they gain penalties.

"People can talk and say what they want. But for me and the team, the main point is continuing to do the right things and when we get a penalty, just scoring.

"I played in Portugal and when you play for Sporting Lisbon, Benfica and Porto are always talking about that kind of stuff - sometimes to put pressure on the referee."

United are top of the table -- three points clear of Liverpool -- at this stage of the season for the first time since their last title-winning campaign in 2013.

That was the last year of Alex Ferguson's trophy-filled reign, but it is champions Liverpool who are the dominant force now.

Fernandes is key to United's hopes of ending Liverpool's spell as English football's top dogs.

The 26-year old has scored 19 goals and provided 14 assists in the Premier League alone, with his outstanding displays leading the midfielder to win a record four Player of the Month awards in a calendar year.

That is already as many as Cristiano Ronaldo managed during his entire Old Trafford stay, but Fernandes wants the kind of team glory enjoyed by his Portugal teammate.

"As I've always said, for me the most important thing is winning trophies - team trophies - because we're a football team and it's not just Bruno," he said.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

More From this Author


Bruno Fernandes
PT Portugal

    1.79 m


    69 kg

  • AGE


View Profile


Manchester United
Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Pre...


Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English ...

0 Comment(s)


See this post in...