Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the way he celebrated Divock Origi’s dramatic winner as “not cool” following the 1-0 Merseyside derby victory over Everton at Anfield.
Klopp ran onto the pitch to celebrate with Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker when substitute Origi punished a mistake by Jordan Pickford by heading home in stoppage time.
The German said he had subsequently apologised to his Everton counterpart Marco Silva – something Silva claimed had not been the case.
Klopp said: “Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other.
“I told him how much I respect his work, because it’s incredible what he did with that team. They are just an outstanding side.
“Derbies are always difficult but this was a completely different difficult to the last few years.
“What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali – I couldn’t stop, obviously. Not cool, but it happened.
“The more important things happened during the 95 minutes. Again, all my respect for Everton, really good. Both teams delivered a proper fight, a proper derby from the first second.”
Silva said: “He didn’t apologise to me. All of your colleagues have asked me about the situation but to be honest with you I didn’t see it. I don’t know what he did and the way he did it.
“It was a lucky day for him this afternoon but that is football. I cannot say it was disrespectful because I didn’t see, maybe when I see that moment I can speak more about that situation.”
The goal came when Pickford attempted to tip a sliced effort from Virgil Van Dijk over, only to send the ball bouncing against the bar and towards Origi.
Silva said when asked about the England goalkeeper, who had done well to deny Xherdan Shaqiri in the first half: “What I told him will stay between us.
“What I can tell you, like we started the match all together, like we have been working since the first day all together, we finish the match all together.
“He did really well until that moment and it is something no-one expected. It is easy to understand how the stadium celebrated the goal in the last minute.”
He added: “I know the main thing in football is always the result but I can tell you I am proud of our players.
“I think it is clear for everyone we didn’t deserve and it was a lucky, lucky, lucky day for Liverpool.”
Klopp, who admitted the goal was “a bit lucky”, expressed his delight for Origi at the full-time whistle, but it's his celebration that has stole most of the headlines.
Indeed, it has now been turned into a viral video on Twitter thanks to a bit of editing and the inclusion of the Baywatch theme tune.
Certainly a must-watch video for anyone on the red side of Merseyside, and it once again raises the question, how on earth is Twitter still free?News Now - Sport News