After Tottenham’s 2-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday, Richarlison took to social media to criticise Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool had a goal erroneously called out, and after being reduced to nine men, Joel Matip committed an own goal in the 96th minute, allowing Tottenham to take all three points and move to second in the rankings.
When the scores were level at 0-0, Liverpool forward Luis Diaz had a goal incorrectly called off for offside, with referee body PGMOL publicly apologising after the game.
It was later discovered that VAR had incorrectly assumed that the on-field judgement had been to award the goal. As a result, Darren England, who was in charge of VAR, relayed the word ‘check complete’ despite knowing Diaz was on board.
In a contentious encounter, a verbal spat between Klopp and Richarlison in the first half has been completely overlooked in the aftermath of the encounter.
The Brazil international, who set up Son Heung-min’s first-half goal, went in strong on Mohamed Salah metres away from Klopp and Ange Postecoglou in their respective technical areas.
What followed was a stern war of words between Richarlison and the German manager.
And the Spurs star has responded to the altercation on TikTok, posting of a video of the incident, layered with the song The Beatnuts and Method Man called Se Acabo, a track regularly used alongside memes.
Richarlison has a rich history with Liverpool, having represented the club’s city rivals Everton for years.
Of course, Klopp had more important things to talk about after the game than his fight with Richarlison on the touchline.
“The first red card, Curtis [Jones] steps on the ball and goes over,” the German remarked of Liveprool’s two red cards. That’s hardly a bad tackle. In slow motion, it appears differently. He takes a full step on the ball and goes over it. That is unfortunate.”
“The first yellow was not a yellow for Diogo Jota. Then he gets a second, and defending with nine guys is difficult.”
“The offside goal,” Liverpool manager Klopp said of Diaz’s ruled-out goal. When you see it, that is not offside; they drew their lines incorrectly. The ball is between Mo’s knees because they drew the line incorrectly and failed to assess the distance moment when Mo passed the ball right. It is so tough to deal with it.”