Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the way he celebrated Divock Origi’s dramatic winner against Everton as “not cool”. Klopp ran onto the pitch to celebrate with Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker when substitute Origi punished a mistake by Jordan Pickford by heading home in stoppage time.
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The German said he had subsequently apologised to his Everton counterpart Marco Silva – something Silva claimed had not been the case, and admits in hindsight it was not the best thing to do.
“Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other,” Klopp said. “I told him how much I respect his work, because it’s incredible what he did with that team. They are just an outstanding side.
“Derbies are always difficult but this was a completely different difficult to the last few years. “What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali – I couldn’t stop, obviously. Not cool, but it happened.
“The more important things happened during the 95 minutes. Again, all my respect for Everton, really good. Both teams delivered a proper fight, a proper derby from the first second.”
Silva said: “He didn’t apologise to me. All of your colleagues have asked me about the situation but to be honest with you I didn’t see it. I don’t know what he did and the way he did it.
“It was a lucky day for him this afternoon but that is football. I cannot say it was disrespectful because I didn’t see, maybe when I see that moment I can speak more about that situation.”