Jurgen Klopp has shrugged off Sam Allardyce's "soft German" jibe – but insists he has right to claim Jermain Lens should have been red carded.
Allardyce aimed a dig at Klopp for saying after Liverpool's hard-fought 1-0 win over Sunderland last night that Lens should have been dismissed for his tackle on Mamadou Sakho.
Klopp joked he has been called worse and says he stands by his view of the Dutch midfielder's tackle.
"It's not a problem," smiled the Liverpool boss. "A lot of people have said worse things about me.
"It's not a problem – soft German! It is not the first time someone has said this about me.
"But if you see the again, then you will know I was not wrong in my judgement of this. I saw Mama, he's still alive and everything is OK.
"In my opinion, situations like this have to be judged differently than other things, so if you compare yellow cards in the game, then what's this?
"That's all I want to say. I had no arguments with the bench of Sunderland," the former Dortmund manager stated.
Klopp also confirmed West Ham did try to lure him to Upton Park in the summer.
“I’m not sure I should say too much about this, but in summer I was not available for anybody.
“I was sure I needed a few days for myself without thinking too much about football. I am a lucky guy so there was a lot of interest from different clubs.
“If West Ham want to talk about this they can do it. It is a good club, a really good club, but it was a wrong time for all the clubs who were interested.
“It had nothing to do with West Ham or what I think about West Ham,”Klopp added.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN