Pundit slams Klopp: ‘He could have been arrested’

Date published: Monday 3rd December 2018 9:25 - Joe Williams

Danny Mills has hit out at Jurgen Klopp following his celebration in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Divock Origi scored an injury-time winner to give the Reds all three points and local bragging rights.

The late goal saw Klopp run onto the pitch to embrace Alisson and the German apologised after the match for his over-the-top celebration.

However, Mills doesn’t think Klopp should be able to get away with it and would like to see him face punishment.

“It’s absolutely shocking what he does,” he said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Go down the touchline, leave your technical area, celebrate with your staff. I don’t have a problem with that at all.

“But to run into the middle of the pitch – if that’s a fan, of course (he would get arrested). I think it’s disrespectful to Everton, and he knows it.

“Yes it’s a derby, it’s a big game, but you cannot run into the middle of the pitch. Last minute or not.

“I would like to think that Jurgen Klopp will get into trouble for that.

“If that’s other managers that do that – and we know one in particular – he’d get absolutely slaughtered.

“That’s not right. Everton fans can’t be happy with that. But Marco Silva, fabulous dignity I think.”


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