Klopp apologizes to Everton for wild celebration
The Premier League gifted soccer fans the unusual again on Sunday, as Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and a bit of good fortune helped Liverpool to a stunning 1-0 stoppage time win in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield.
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The unusual goal (above) was so bizarre it sent Jurgen Klopp into insanity, the Liverpool manager racing onto the middle of the pitch to hug goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Klopp said his extended hug with Everton boss Marco Silva after the game included a lengthy apology. From the BBC:
“First of all I have to apologize for my run. I apologized immediately after to Marco Silva, I didn’t want to be disrespectful,” Klopp said. “My respect to Everton could not be bigger after that game. We knew how strong they were but today they were outstandingly strong and difficult with the way they played.”
Hand it to Klopp, the celebration was understandable even in the face of the lack of sportsmanship. Insane turns of events are part of what makes us watch the games.