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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hits back at Jurgen Klopp in penalty row and suggests Liverpool boss is trying to influence referees... before making cheeky reference to Rafa Benitez's infamous 'facts' rant as 's title threat mounts

By Chris Wheeler for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 GMT, 5 January 2021 | Updated: 23:13 GMT, 5 January 2021

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at Jurgen Klopp and accused his Premier League rivals of trying to influence referees by moaning about the number of penalties awarded to .

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Liverpool boss Klopp claimed that United have had more spot-kicks in two years under Solskjaer than he has in five-and-a-half years at Anfield.

The figure is actually 46-42 in Liverpool's favour - and 30-27 in the Premier League - but Klopp is the latest Premier League boss to voice concern over United's penalty count.

Solskjaer has come out firing after Klopp's rant

Liverpool boss noted United's penalty statistics

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back after Jurgen Klopp fumed at 's penalties

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has also had a dig at his old club, and Frank Lampard brought it up before Chelsea faced United in last season's FA Cup semi-final.

Asked about Klopp's comments, Solskjaer appeared to reference the infamous 'fact' rant by Rafael Benitez when United and Liverpool were fighting for the title in 2009.

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