Bruno Fernandes says he doesn't care what Jurgen Klopp thinks about Manchester United's penalties - but suggested the Liverpool boss is trying to put pressure on Sunday's referee Paul Tierney.
Fernandes has been the main beneficiary of United's incredible number of spot kicks since arriving at Old Trafford 12 months ago. scoring 14 of his 15 attempts.
Klopp drew attention to the remarkable figures after being frustrated at Liverpool being denied two spot kicks in the defeat at Southampton earlier this month.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer subsequently accused Klopp of trying to influence referees, a point Fernandes was happy to also infer ahead of Sunday's Anfield showdown between the Premier League champions and the current leaders.
“You always see what people say, but I really don’t care,” said the Portuguese. “I’m not focused on what they're saying.
"We have really quick players up front. Anthony Martial is one of the best players one against one in the box, Marcus Rashford is another one who is quick and has quick feet, who can take the ball away from the defender at any moment.
“It’s normal that sometimes, because of that, they will be tripped and will fall and they gain penalties.
“People can talk and say what they want. But for me and the team, the main point is continuing to do the right things and when we get a penalty, just scoring.
“I played in Portugal and when you play for Sporting Lisbon, (rivals) Benfica and Porto are always talking about that kind of stuff - sometimes to put pressure on the referee.”