Release Date: Friday, January 04, 2019 8:35 AM
Vincent Kompany defended the controversial fight against Mohammed Salah in a 2: 1 victory over Manchester City over Liverpool, describing it as a "big challenge".
Kompany he escaped with caution clash in the Premier League in Etihad after connecting with Mohamed Salah high as the Egyptian internacional tried to jump from the road.
Liverpool captain Jurgen Klopp felt Anthony Taylor wrongly called so he only issued a warning, but the city captain claimed that his intent was just to win the ball.
– I thought it was a big challenge. Is not it? All right, "Kompany Sky Sports said.
– In the field I felt I had a ball, a little man, but it was not naughty. I did not try to hurt him, that's for sure.
"It was either let him pass through the goal and the decision was made very quickly in my head."
Klopp asked if the judges needed to see blood or an open wound before issuing a red card.
"I like (Kompany), he is such a fantastic player, but such situations are happening: the player makes the decision, goes to the ground and makes the sliding equipment and takes the risk," said Klopp, who first talked about the need blood "after the treatment Salah got in Saturday's victory over Arsenal.
– If Mo on his feet – not when he skips – we are talking differently (about the outcome).
"That's why I said last time (after the game in Arsenal) blood Need blood? We need something open (wound) & # 39 ;.
"If Mo can go through the goal (what is the goal), what happens then? I do not blame anyone, but in such a situation I make a decision. "