Jurgen Klopp can't watch Liverpool penalty v Tottenham

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Liverpool were dominant in the first half against Tottenham Hotspur and deservedly went into half-time with a 1-0 lead. The was thanks to the good work of Roberto Firmino, who won a penalty, and James Milner, who buried it.

Having already missed a host of chances, Liverpool fans were right to be nervous when the England international, who was playing at left-back, stepped up. But none were more nervous than Jurgen Klopp.

The German coach, whose touchline antics are regularly more entertaining than whatever is happening on the pitch, could not look, instead turning towards the traveling contingent to see their reaction.

Rival fans were quick to note Klopp's act of drama and some are really not happy about it. Indeed, some have accused him of being an egomaniac while others question whether his overzealous behaviour is actually the work of fiction.

We have found some of the most scathing tweets for you to enjoy, but first, here is the video of the actual incident we are talking about.

The reaction

Not the first time

But this is not the first time Klopp has turned away from his team taking penalties. He did the very same thing when Liverpool faced a shootout with Stoke City in their Capital One Cup semi-final last season.

Then, however, he had a very good reason for doing so.

Klopp said: "Usually I want to see them but people in the front row said they could not see because I am so tall. So I sat the front seat and could not see it. I had an ACL injury so I was not going to sit on the pitch. It felt good to be watching the crowd instead."

Having seen Liverpool win that shootout, perhaps he believes he's discovered a lucky charm.

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