Jurgen Klopp is loved throughout world football but that didn’t stop the Liverpool boss taking a barrage of abuse last season after he celebrated a home draw against West Brom like it was a 5-0 win over Man United.
That huge celebration by Liverpool up the Kop end after a last minute draw against West Brom is nothing short of embarrassing! ?
— Michael Green (@MichaelGreen11) December 13, 2015
Klopp and Liverpool
Especially klopp celebration
You had a draw with west Brom
You have not won the treble ffs
— _Vignesh_ (@_Vignesh07_) December 13, 2015
Some Liverpool fans defended Klopp, insisting it was not a celebration, saying it was instead a sign of appreciation for the fans for staying until the end and helping his side fight back to score a late equaliser.
— Fresh Liverpool (@Fresh_Liverpool) December 13, 2015
However, Klopp has today spoken about the incident and admitted that it was indeed a celebration.
“The differences between the Premier League and all the other leagues in world football is that (there are) big individual qualities in all of these teams,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “I think we all know the reason for it and that’s the big difference.
“Nobody will go through and have at the end 120 points or something because there are a lot of difficult hurdles to jump over and West Brom is for sure one of them. They fight for every point.
“I respect them all and I showed it last year when we played West Brom. I celebrated the point and it was a little bit surprising for most of the people but I was happy.”
Liverpool play West Brom again on Saturday when the Baggies visit Anfield in the 5.30pm kickoff.
And Klopp has refused to rule out celebrating a draw again if the circumstances feel right.
He added: “I don’t know in this moment if I would celebrate a draw again, it depends on the game we play on Saturday. Everything’s possible.”
Liverpool will be hoping for nothing less than three points when West Brom come to town. The Reds will start the match seven points clear of the opponents, who have conceded eight goals on their last three trips to Anfield.
West Brom have won away at Liverpool twice since 2012, though, so Klopp and his troops should treat them with some respect.
Nevertheless, if the Reds take a point and do a lap of honour, the trolls will have a field day!
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