Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool fans not to start singing his name too soon in games.
The Kop burst into a rendition of “Jurgen Klopp, la la la” midway through the second half with the score at 3-1, and almost immediately Jamie Vardy rushed through on a one-on-one with Simon Mignolet. Only a fine save by the Belgian stopper kept our two-goal lead intact.
“I have to say, because I don’t know how else I can say this, please don’t sing my name before the game is decided!” he said (Echo).
“Immediately when the Kop started signing ‘Jurgen Klopp la la la’ they were clear on Simon Mignolet.
“It’s like celebrating a penalty before you have scored!
Klopp said the same thing also happened against Arsenal, and although it was “nice”, he would prefer it if everyone stopped doing it.
“It was the same against Arsenal. It’s nice, but it’s not necessary. It would be really nice if you could stop please!”
He’s probably right, of course. But it can be hard not to burst into a round of song when you’re 3-1 up against the reigning champions!
We eventually won 4-1, with two goals from Firmino underpinning the win. Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana also got on the scoresheet, while Vardy bagged for the Foxes.
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