Jose Mourinho has taken a dig at Manchester City ahead of their clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
City manager Pep Guardiola had defended himself from accusations of tactical fouling after a playful jibe by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp this week.
The spice up to the game had seen Guardiola accuse Sadio Mane of diving with Liverpool boss Klopp suggesting that Man City use 'tactical fouls' to gain an advantage over their opponents and Mourinho weighed in as he spoke to Sky Sports.
“In the end, I think the two managers did it in a nice way. They brought a bit of salt and pepper to the game if you want to say that, but I think that in a very balanced way, I agree more with Jurgen than I do with Pep.
“I think the tactical fouls by City are obvious but I’m not being critical, I’m just saying something that’s very, very important to the way they play. The moment they lose the ball is the moment where they are a bit exposed, they have to try and recover and have the pressing.
“They have seconds to try and do it. Those Fernandinho fouls, especially when he plays as a number six, are very important.
"Mane diving, I think nowadays with VAR, players feel a bit ridiculous when it is a clear dive, so I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
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