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Jose Mourinho happy with Jurgen Klopp decision

By Dejan Kalinic
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (left) and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Manchester, March 12: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager fumed at defender Dejan Lovren.

Referee right not to send off Klopp - Mourinho

Klopp charged down the Old Trafford touch line to berate Lovren late in his side's 2-1 defeat on Saturday (March 10).

The German avoided being sent off by Craig Pawson and Mourinho praised the referee for his decision.

"Probably you are not expecting my answer – I'm happy with the decision," Mourinho told UK newspapers.

"Because he was not speaking against the referee. He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace, where I was upset with my player and therefore they understood that too.

"I think Martin Atkinson, after so many years of this, made the right decision. I saw it. He was very upset with his player and not at the referee.

"If you leave the technical area by a couple of metres – or in this case, 20 metres – but to speak to your own player and not to complain about the referee's decision, they made the right decision."

The result saw United open up a four-point lead in second on the table, while Liverpool fell to fourth.

Source: OPTA

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