Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said Mikel Arteta showed his naivety when he got involved in a heated spat with Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, during their defeat at Anfield last weekend.

With the game still 0-0, the two managers clashed on the touchline over a Sadio Mane tackle.

Arteta and Klopp were both shown yellow cards for their actions.

But it appeared the atmosphere inside the stadium intensified afterwards and Liverpool stepped on the gas, eventually running out 4-0 winners.

“I watched the game and Liverpool just turned the screw. They turned the screw after Arteta and Klopp’s spat on the touchline, that Arteta started.

“That was naive, for me. At Anfield you don’t want to be gassing up that crowd and whipping them up.

“You have a go at Klopp the way you do when you’re 1 or 2-0 up, not when you’re still in the game and the game’s on a knife edge.

“I think that was a little bit of naivety on Arteta’s behalf.

“I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt because he’s a young manager so I think he’ll learn from that,” Ferdinand told Vibe with FIVE.