Cape Town - Jurgen Klopp is coming under fire for his over-exuberant
post-match celebrations after Liverpool beat Everton on Sunday, but Xherdan
Shaqiri says he loved it.
Reds boss Klopp stormed out onto the pitch and jumped into
the arms of goalkeeper Alisson after Divock Origi's 96th-minute winner.
The German manager later apologised to Everton boss Marco
Silva but was charged by the Football Association on Monday.
Shaqiri doesn't feel there was anything wrong with Klopp
showing what the win meant to him, however.
"Every person is emotional, and you saw that when you
score in the last minute of the derby, the game was also fantastic, so there's
a lot of emotions in there," he said.
"It happens. Many coaches have done that before, it's
something nice and good, but it's not to disrespect the opponent, it's emotions
and it happens in football. It was nice to see the emotions from the
Shaqiri said the whole club was buzzing after the winner
helped the Reds stay in touch with Man City.
"It was an amazing feeling," he added. "You
saw the emotions from the players and the coach, it was a really nice win.
"The spirit in the team is very good and that's very
important. We are working very closely together and it's important to know each
"We are like a small family. It has to stay like this
and we have to enjoy our work every day. It reflects on the pitch."
Liverpool now turn their attention to a match against
Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday, and Shaqiri expects a stern test, despite
the fact that the Clarets are second from bottom in the Premier League.
"We know how hard the Premier League can be, you can
lose points against any team," he said.
"We are not looking to Manchester City, it's important
to look at ourselves and take it game by game.
"We know Man City are at the top and playing very good
football and are the favourites, but we are having a very good season and if we
stay at this level everything can happen.
"We have to win games and then we will see what happens
at the end of the season."