Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to accept FA charge over Merseyside derby celebration
- Author: Stacy Allen Dec 05, 2018,
Dec 05, 2018, 0:11
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp embraces Liverpool's Belgian striker Divock Origi on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 2, 2018.
Everton boss Marco Silva believes the German should not have been punished for running onto the pitch to celebrate the late victor.
"Absolutely OK, to be honest".
"It happened, it's a fine, I pay that, let's carry on".
Then something completely and utterly freakish happened. "It will be fine".
On whether the emotion of winning the Merseyside derby will have any distractive impact on the game at Burnley...
I didn't want to do it and I can say it won't happen again. "It was not on my radar that it was still possible". I don't even know what I did, but I just remember sprinting back so we were ready for the [Everton] break. At least over a long period. It's not a massive mistake. I don't think anyone thought it was massively wrong. There's nothing to say, actually. I know the last two days everybody is talking about the situation.
Everton looked to be on course to deny Liverpool the victory they needed to close the gap on Manchester City at the top of the table but Origi's first Liverpool goal since May 2017 snatched all three points. "The whole season is still there, we feel in a good moment", added Klopp. "I told him how much I respect his work because it's incredible what he did with that team". In terms of team news for the away side, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson are doubts for this game; the former is nursing a cut on his foot and is now walking on flip-flops. "Sadio really had an terrible cut on his foot".
For Liverpool, Sadio Mane hurried a shot over from 10 yards and Xherdan Shaqiri was blocked by Pickford when a goal looked inevitable - signs of the home side being put off their stride by an impressive Everton.