Richards Keys has appeared to blame Jurgen Klopp for Kostas Tsimikas’ injury after Bukayo Saka tackled him.
On Saturday evening, Liverpool welcomed Arsenal to Anfield for a top-of-the-table clash in the Premier League.
The Gunners took the lead inside five minutes thanks to a header from Gabriel Magalhaes before Mohamed Salah leveled the score just before the half-hour mark.
Shortly after Salah’s goal, the home team was dealt an injury blow after Tsimikas and Saka came together right before Klopp.
The Liverpool full-back collided with his manager and had to be substituted due to a suspected broken collarbone.
Taking to social media to express his opinion on the incident, Keys appeared to blame Klopp.
Hewrote: “It’s an irony that it’s Klopp – with Arteta in the other technical area – but that’s exactly why a coach being too close to the playing area is dangerous.”
Speaking on beIN Sports, Keys added: “This is why coaches too near the playing surface – and I’ve said it since we identified Arteta, and it’s ironic he’s in the other technical area, as a serial offender – this is what can happen.
“He is in his technical area but when coaches step outside of them, and they’re too close, that is always going to be a danger.”
Speaking after the match, Klopp said: “He [Tsimikas] broke his collarbone at least. That’s really bad for us. I would happily give my collarbone to Kostas so he could be fit again.
“I was completely fine. Of course, that’s not cool when it’s directly in front of you and you’re kind of involved. I wasn’t even sure if I fell on him or how it happened. And yeah these things should not happen.”
Liverpool will be back in Premier League action on Boxing Day when they take on newly-promoted Burnley at Turf Moor.