David Moyes took a swipe at opposite number Jurgen Klopp after Sunderland held Liverpool to a 2-2 Premier League draw at the Stadium of Light on Monday, and suggested he would get more credit from the media if he was a German manager.
Sunderland twice came from behind thanks to a pair of Jermain Defoe penalties, with the second being awarded after Sadio Mane had blocked Sebastian Larsson’s free-kick with his hand.
Klopp subsequently suggested that the free-kick – given for a foul by Lucas on Defoe – should never have been given, meaning the penalty would never have come about.
However, Sunderland should arguably have been awarded another spot-kick with the scores at 1-1, when Emre Can’s arm made contact with the ball in the box. And Moyes says Klopp should learn that he cannot have things all his own way.
“Look, things go against you,” he told a news conference. “You should see what it’s like at the bottom of the league!
“I could have been in here shouting that there should have been another handball.”
Discussing his struggling team’s battling performance, Moyes added: “I thought the players raised the supporters today by the way they got up to Liverpool, the pressure and how they pressed them.
“Maybe if I was a German manager you might praise that.
“If I’d been German you might have been saying: ‘Great, you’re doing something different.'”
Sunderland are now a point adrift of safety, with 17th-placed Crystal Palace hosting bottom club Swansea City on Tuesday.
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