Jurgen Klopp: Manuel Pellegrini says Liverpool boss used to winning with offside goals

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West Ham 1-1 Liverpool: Manuel Pellegrini angry with 'offside' goal

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini said Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp "is used to winning with offside goals" after the Hammers held the Premier League leaders to a 1-1 draw.

Michail Antonio's equaliser prevented the Reds from going five points clear.

James Milner was in an offside position before setting up Sadio Mane's opener but the assistant referee did not flag.

Liverpool's Divock Origi should also have been flagged offside when he missed a late chance to win the game.

The managers then spoke at full-time and Chilean Pellegrini made clear afterwards he is still not over their highest-profile meeting six years ago.

Klopp's Borussia Dortmund beat Pellegrini's Malaga 3-2 in the 2013 Champions League quarter-finals courtesy of two injury-time goals. For the winner, four Dortmund players were offside.

"Klopp is used to winning with offside goals," said Pellegrini. "He beat me against Malaga with a goal seven metres offside - so he cannot complain about anything."

Of the Reds' chances on Monday, he said: "They scored a goal one metre offside. And in the last minute with Origi in front of the linesman, again one metre offside."

The former Manchester City boss added: "I said in the week that we need to win this game for our fans and if we are going to give a hand to Manchester City, well, they are my club also.

"Maybe that was the reason the manager of Liverpool didn't like it."

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