What Vincent Kompany told Salah: Manchester City reduced the gap with Liverpool to four points with the win at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City emerged 2-1 winners against Liverpool in the heavyweight clash between the two sides at Etihad Stadium.
Sergio Aguero opened the goalscoring for Manchester City in the 40th minute of the game, but Roberto Firmino pulled the scoreline level in the second half.
However, a late winner from Leroy Sane secured three points for Manchester City. Their win has blown the title race open again, as City now stands only four points behind Klopp’s Liverpool.
There were a fair share of controversies in the game, including a disallowed Liverpool goal in the early minutes. Later, City’s Vincent Kompany was booked for a two-footed tackle on Mohamed Salah, denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
While various fans, pundits and even Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed their disbelief at the Man City’s defender not getting a red card, a video has now emerged where Kompany is seen saying something to Salah.
What Kompany told Salah:
Vincent Kompany was given a yellow card for his tackle on Mohamed Salah during the game at Anfield.
In a video which surfaced on social media after the game, fans have worked out what Kompany told Salah after the tackle.
Kompany walking past Salah and calling him a pussy is one of the highlights of the season. pic.twitter.com/j1t59vw6bF
— North Bank Nadim (@NorthBankNadim) January 3, 2019
Jurgen Klopp was critical of referee’s decision to not send Kompany off the pitch for the tackle.
“I really like Vincent Kompany but how on earth is that not a red card?” Klopp said. “He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more, he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.
I like him, he’s a fantastic and outstanding player. I loved Kompany at Hamburg – what a career, but situations like this happen.
“A player makes a decision and makes a sliding tackle. He took the risk, Mo is on his feet and, if he is not in the moment where he jumps over him, then we all talk differently. Still a nice guy but a really bad decision [from the referee, Anthony Taylor].”
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the tackle:
Kompany calling Salah a Pussy is the best moment of 2019 so far.
— ً (@debrxyne) January 3, 2019
Jurgen Klopp fuming over Kompany’s tackle on Salah: “I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo more he is out for the season.” #LFC #MCFC pic.twitter.com/9HdUjQtsiI
— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) January 3, 2019
Off to bed safe in the knowledge that:
1. To quote Kompany, Salah is a pussy.
2. Liverpool fans, players and their manager are unbearable hypocrites. pic.twitter.com/b1AdtvIn8t
— North Bank Nadim (@NorthBankNadim) January 4, 2019
If you said VVD on Mertens was soft you can’t complain about Kompany on Salah imo.
— The Boi (@ChuBoi) January 3, 2019