English Premiership

Jurgen Klopp escapes touchline ban for derby celebrations

2018-12-04 14:25
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool Twitter account)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has accepted a misconduct charge from the English Football Association after he ran on the pitch in celebration after the 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday in the Premier League.

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Klopp has reportedly accepted the charge which was issued by the FA on Monday. The German mentor has received an £8 000 fine and has been warned about his future conduct.

It appears the Reds boss has escaped a touchline ban in the dramatic scenes at Anfield last weekend. A mistake by Jordan Pickford deep into injury time saw Divock Origi get a dramatic last gasp winner.

As such, the 51-year-old stormed on to the pitch in celebration - an act he later apologised for as he admitted he was overcome with emotion.

After the conclusion of the Merseyside derby, he told reporters: "Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva (Everton manager) when we spoke to each other.

"I told him how much I respect his work, because it's incredible what he has done with that team. They are just a really outstanding side.

"What can I say about it? I didn't want to run, it was not in my plan. I didn't want to run to Ali (Alisson), I couldn't stop obviously. Not cool, but it happened."

Liverpool are next in action on Wednesday night in the league when they face struggling Burnley at Turf Moor.


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