Jurgen Klopp has been criticised for his angry reaction to the fourth official on Tuesday during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with league leaders Chelsea.
When the Blues were awarded a late penalty, Simon Mignolet magnificently kept out Diego Costa’s spot-kick and Klopp emotionally screamed at Neil Swarbrick that Liverpool ‘cant be beaten’!
Klopp was a little embarrassed by his behaviour, although Swarbrick wasn’t offended and congratulated him for his passion. Liverpool’s boss though has said he can’t promise it won’t happen again, as sometimes, the pressure and stress leads to this kind of action.
He told the Echo yesterday: “In this mood I can say 100% I won’t but it would be a lie to give a guarantee to say that it would never happen again. That’s why there are fines for it. If something is too much then (smacks hand) give us a fine. It hurts and it’s good.
“It is not that we have the character to go on at the ref. Do we think Arsene Wenger is a person who when he sees the fourth official he is going to punch him or whatever? That is not how he is. It happens because of the circumstances and not because of the personality. We have all kinds of pressure.
“We all know football is not the most important thing. Some things are more important but unfortunately that is not true in this moment.
“It’s no excuse and that is why there are fines. Do too much and it’s go to the stands, pay money, three-game ban, whatever. I don’t like it but I have to accept it if it happens. It is my fault but that is not to say I can stop it.”
As Liverpool fans, we love Klopp’s energy and passion on the sidelines. He kicks every ball and lives every moment, and is often as watchable as what’s happening on the field!
Managers are often criticised for not caring, or looking lost in the dugout, but that’s never an accusation that will be levelled at Liverpool’s boss…
More of the same, Klopp! (Just don’t pick up a retrospective ban…)