21st November, 2021
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has played down speculation of any fight between him and Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp.
He and the Liverpool manager had a heated confrontation during their Saturday game where both coaches had to be held apart from each other.
It began after Arteta got furious after a tackle from Sadio Mane on Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Both coaches exchanged words while they were being held back.
The referee had to show them a yellow card 15 minutes before half time.
When he was asked about the fight, Arteta said at his post-match press conference afterwards, “He (Klopp) was trying to defend his side, I was trying to defend mine, and that’s it.
“I think the atmosphere was incredible right from the beginning.
“It was just an action (by Mane), and I tried to defend my players and that’s what I did.”
Arsenal were put to the sword by a superior Liverpool 4-0 as the Londoners continue to struggle to earn a place in the top four.