Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Sadio Mane does “sometimes dive” after the Liverpool forward was booked for simulation before scoring a last-minute winner against Aston Villa.
“It has happened many times, what Liverpool have done, in the last few years, it’s because (Mane) is a special talent,” Guardiola said.
“Sometimes he’s diving, sometimes he has this talent to score incredible goals in the last minute. He’s a talent.”
Jurgen Klopp’s side had trailed to Trezeguet’s 21st-minute goal but finally drew level when Andy Robertson scored in the 87th minute before Mane’s winner.
Guardiola, whose team are six points behind Liverpool ahead of next Sunday’s game live on Sky Sports, praised the Reds’ mentality after another late goal.