Man United fans call out Liverpool for 'long ball' hypocrisy

Jurgen Klopp recently criticised Man United for resorting to the long ball tactic

BY Sinéad Farrell 16:40 Saturday 21 January 2017, 16:40 21 Jan 2017

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Liverpool suffered a major setback to their Premier League title hopes today following a 3-2 defeat to Swansea.

Two goals from Roberto Firmino offered some hope of a Liverpool comeback and a possible victory, but Gylfi Sigurdsson dealt the fatal blow to secure the Swansea win and pull them out of the relegation zone for the moment.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are third in the table behind Spurs, who face Man City in the 5.30pm kick-off this evening.

Trailing by a goal, and with the final whistle approaching, Liverpool employed the 'long ball' strategy. This seemed like a somewhat peculiar move considering what Jurgen Klopp had to say about it following his side's meeting with Manchester United last weekend.

After their 1-1 draw, a frustrated Klopp told BBC Sport:

"They played long balls in a wild game. We played the better football and had the better plan."

After resorting to the long ball tactic today, Man United fans didn't hesitate to accuse Liverpool of hypocrisy.

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