NEYMAR has hit back at Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool boss slammed the Brazilian's appalling evening of diving.
The Reds boss tore into Neymar in his post-match interview, criticising his underhanded tactics in PSG's 2-1 Champions League win last night.
AFP3 Neymar has blamed injury for his inability to stay on his feet last night
But now the former Barcelona star has cited injury for his inability to stay on his feet at the Parc des Princes.
Neymar claimed: “I wasn’t at 100 per cent but it was an important match so injured or not I had to be there.”
After last night's game, a furious Klopp barked: "It was clever of PSG, Neymar — especially him — but a lot of players went down as if it was really serious.
"You act like you die and the next moment you get up. It could be a yellow card. You could do that. Everybody's going down, it's not football anymore.
PA:Press Association3 Jurgen Klopp slammed Neymar for his rolling around at the Parc des Princes
EPA3 PSG star Neymar spent much of the game in Paris on the floor
“A little hurdle was the 500,000 interruptions in the second half and the referee still thinks he did everything right.
"We are the fairest team in England but tonight we looked like butchers.
"They were always down and it looked like we used elbows. It was smart if you want, the ref let that happen."
Following their key loss, Liverpool will now need to beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear goals to progress to the knockout stages.