The Liverpool manager delivered a message to Arsenal after his side’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United

It’s a long time since the Premier League last enjoyed a bout of mind games, but Jürgen Klopp’s reaction to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United on Sunday suggested that we may be about to enter a bold new age of psychological warfare.

This, it should be acknowledged, was a long way from Alex Ferguson suggesting Leeds United might go easy against Newcastle because they subconsciously wanted to stop Manchester United winning the league, and perhaps even further from José Mourinho’s lurid provocations. But what Klopp said still stood out, if only because managers these days so assiduously follow the code of saying nothing remotely negative about other Premier League sides.

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