“I think the ref whistled before anything else happened. Roberto is a footballer from head to toe and he wanted to stay in the game. He could have passed the ball but that was a yellow card for Herrera and nothing else.
“In the end it was a yellow card for the guy who wanted to play football. It could have been even worse if someone wants to see it again and all that stuff. We [Mourinho and I] could not have the same opinion in this moment.”
Klopp had appeared slightly put out before the game started that there was no coffee available to drink and that Liverpool had not been given much of a welcome in United’s official matchday programme.
“I read the programme notes and it is the first time that there was nothing about ‘welcome to Liverpool’ or something like this,” he said, only half in jest. “That’s the first thing. Then I wanted a coffee and in the can was only tea. It’s started already, yeah? It’s all OK. It’s football.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed an equaliser six minutes from time with his 13th goal in as many games but felt United got their tactics wrong in the first half.