Xherdan Shaqiri defends Jurgen Klopp for ’emotional’ pitch celebration after Liverpool goal


Klopp ran on to the pitch celebrating Origi’s aim (Photograph: Getty)

Xherdan Shaqiri dismissed criticism of Jurgen Klopp’s celebration against Everton soon after Liverpool scored a late winner in the Merseyside derby.

Klopp ran onto the pitch and hugged Reds goalkeeper Alisson, right after Divock Origi pounced on a howler from Jordan Pickford to snatch a victory for Liverpool.

The last-gasp aim ensured Liverpool conquer their local rivals and saved the strain on Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Klopp apologised for his exuberant celebrations quickly after the recreation, and could now be strike with some sort of punishment from the FA.

Some pundits and enthusiasts have labelled Klopp’s actions disrespectful, but Shaqiri played down the criticism of his supervisor.

‘The guy is psychological and you can saw that in that minute,’ Shaqiri instructed Sky Sports.

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‘When you score the very last minute in a derby [in a] fantastic game, there is a ton of feelings in there. That occurs in the video game.

‘Many coaches [have] finished that also. It is a little something pleasant and very good, but of class it’s not to disrespect the opponent.

‘This is emotional and this is football. That transpires. It was genuinely awesome to see these feelings from a mentor.’

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Liverpool had been lucky to snatch 3 factors from Everton immediately after a putting in a disappointing overall performance general.

Everton were denied two times by Alisson, with the Liverpool stopper saving a shut-array header from Andre Gomes in the initial 50 percent.

Additional: Marco Silva denies Jurgen Klopp’s apology claim soon after remarkable conclusion to the Merseyside derby


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