The Liverpool boss said he felt the Parisians made his side look like ‘butchers’ in their 2-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
“Two times in a row we won the fair play award in England and tonight we look like butchers after the yellow cards we had,” said Klopp, whose team were booked six times.
It was clever of PSG, especially Neymar, but a lot of other players went down like it was really something serious and we were not that calm any more.
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But his counterpart, Tuchel, believes that the Liverpool manager is trying to deflect attention from his team, who now need to beat Napoli in their final group game to stand any chance of reaching the last 16.
"I did not feel like it was such a big issue. We had five minutes overtime, we suffered a lot of fouls," said the German.
"You don't have to do fouls if you're one goal down and you do 10 fouls in five minutes.
"You think it's the other way around in a crucial match like that? I've never experienced it the other way around that the team goes to hurry that everyone has the chance to make an equaliser.
Tuchel then went on to explain that he felt Klopp was trying to take the pressure of his team after the loss in Paris. He added:
When I lose big games I am angry and I sometimes talk about stuff just to bring the attention to something else and away from my team.
"I do this also but it's not my issue. You'll have to ask Jurgen for that and I heard he has his opinion to that and that's fine. I'm talking about the game."
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