Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool fans told him to sit down before penalties

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he sat down during his side's Capital Cup semi-final penalty shootout win against Stoke City because Liverpool fans in the front row told him he was too tall. 

After suffering a 1-0 defeat on the night, Klopp's side failed to break down their rivals in normal and extra time but managed to secure a dramatic shootout victory. 

Belgium shot-stopper Simon Mignolet made a fine stop from Marc Muniesa before Wales international Joe Alen duly delivered to send the Merseyside outfit to Wembley. 


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But Klopp has admitted that he couldn't see anything from his chair, instead watching the Anfield crowd. 

The German said, as per The Sun: “Usually I want to see the penalties but people in the front row said they couldn’t see because I’m tall.

“That’s why I sat on my chair and couldn’t see anything — but it felt good watching the crowd instead.

“I did not see one shot, I was behind the wall of my players. I will have to watch them at home.”

Lucky Liverpool

Klopp may well count himself and his Liverpool stars lucky after they booked their place in next month's final. The Reds failed to produce the goods on Merseyside - Stoke controlled proceedings throughout - but they fought hard to stay in the game. 

The Liverpool chief certainly hasn't been able to completely develop his side - he's clearly in need of a few reinforcements - but his players are making progress in pursuit of glory. They are most definitely prepared to fight for him. 

By no means are Liverpool the finished article, but you have to give them credit for just about getting over the line. With Manchester City and Everton set to go head-to-head this evening, the Capital One Cup looks set to secure a top class final. 

Liverpool fans: would you rather play Manchester City or Everton in the final? Have your say below! 

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Steven Gerrard
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