Jurgen Klopp: Nigel De Jong was in awe as German thanked Liverpool fans after City draw

Manchester City and Liverpool drew 2-2 in their crucial Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

There was high expectations for the game and it delivered with both sides giving everything to emerge victorious.

Kevin De Bruyne gave City the lead after five minutes, only for Diogo Jota to restore parity eight minutes later.

City took the lead once again through Gabriel Jesus’ 37th minute goal, only to be pegged back just a minute after the break courtesy of Sadio Mane’s strike.

There were no further goals as the spoils were shared.

The atmosphere inside the Etihad Stadium was incredible throughout as both sides played their part.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 10: Juergen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s supporters, as always, were in fine voice.

The travelling supporters were made to stay in their seats for an extended period after the game.

Jurgen Klopp came back out of the dressing room to thank them for their support.

And the away end erupted as they chanted his name. The noise they created was crazy and you can view fan footage of it below…

Former Man City ace Nigel De Jong was covering the game as a pundit for DAZN and he went full fanboy after Klopp’s actions.

He said: “How can you not like this guy? I’m City bias but you cannot dislike this. The relationship he has with his fans, he always takes his time for them. He’s a great coach for the club.”

Watch Klopp clapping Liverpool’s fans from another angle and De Jong’s comments below…

Speaking of the moment after the game, Klopp said, per Goal’s Neil Jones: “I was looking for my missus! She was in there. The support was incredible again. It was not to celebrate, it was just to show appreciation.

“No, I didn’t find her! But she was there!”

The Premier League title race is set to go down to the wire following the draw.

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Man City are in pole position with seven games to go. They hold a one-point advantage over The Reds.

It’s set to be a fascinating end to the season with two brilliant sides giving it their all to be crowned English champions.

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