Is THIS what Vincent Kompany said to Mo Salah after horror Liverpool tackle?

Kompany hit Salah with a strong challenge in the 31st minute of the top-of-the-table encounter, gaining the ball but raising his studs in the process.

The Belgian centre-back leaped off the floor to make the tackle and was angry to be issued a yellow card for the foul.

Salah stayed on the ground following the hit, in pain from the ferocity of the challenge.

Kompany did not take well to the Egyptian’s reaction and fans think he said as much when walking past the forward.


Many viewers lip-read what Kompany says as he walks past, and believe the City captain simply uttered: “P***y”.

Twitter was soon filled with remarks about the incident and one user tweeted: “Kompany called Salah a p***y LOOOOOOOL I need to see the replay NOW.”

Another posted: “Enjoyed Vincent Kompany calling Mo Salah a ‘pussy’ after he just two-footed him,” while one more said: “Great tackle that by Kompany!! And then he calls Salah a pussy for good measure.”

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes Kompany should have seen red for the foul, though, and explained his anger after the game.

“On another day it’s a red card,” the former Liverpool midfielder said.

“He does catch him slightly. But he’s off the ground and endangering an opponent, and that sometimes is viewed as a red card by referees.

“The referee would know that Vincent Kompany is not that type of player anyway.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thought as much, saying: “I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is the last man and he goes in.

“If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.”

Kompany denied any such suggestions, however, and maintained his stance from the field, claiming it was a good, strong tackle.

“I thought it was a great challenge, was it not?” Kompany said asked in his post-match interview.

“I got the ball, a little bit of the man but it wasn’t naughty. I didn’t try to injure him. It was that or let him go through on goal.”