Monterrey coach Antonio Mohamed says he directed an expletive-ridden rant at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in their Club World Cup semi-final.
Roberto Firmino swept home in the first minute of added time for a 2-1 win with Liverpool going on to beat Flamengo in the final and lift the trophy.
Firmino converted a cross from another of Klopp’s substitutes Trent Alexander-Arnold for the winner, after Naby Keita’s third goal in as many games was quickly cancelled out by Rogelio Funes Mori.
And Mohamed has claimed he was “disrespected” by Klopp during the fixture, which led to his rant at the Liverpool boss in a heated touchline exchange.
“What happened is that I was disrespected,” Mohamed told Enganche .
“[Klopp] kept asking for yellow cards because he said we were hitting [Mohamed] Salah all the time. Then when I asked for a card to expel one of their players, he stuck his tongue out at me like a p*ssy.
“When I saw him, I laughed at first and then I got a little angry and rose to his bait – then my neighbourhood came out and I lost all elegance and composure.
“If I have to tell you what I said to him… I can’t even remember, because I thought if I swear at him in English I won’t be myself.
“So I think I said to him ‘Your f*cking mother’s c*nt, who have you been f*cking? Q****’.
“I went away because I never fight with the substitutes’ benches, but I went crazy because I felt he was trying to disrespect me.
“I don’t know if I reacted well or badly, but it came from inside.”