Jurgen Klopp admits regret over West Ham celebration

Jurgen Klopp’s West Ham celebration

Liverpool opened their Premier League season with a comfortable 4-0 win over West Ham at Anfield.

After Mo Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool, Sadio Mane scored the second for the Reds.

Mane and Daniel Sturridge added further goals to bury the Hammers.

Following Mane’s first, Jurgen Klopp performed a memorable celebration on the touchline.

The German flexed his arms as if he was bear-hugging an invisible man.

The Liverpool boss clinched his fists tightly, while storing energy in his face until he finally let it out.

Liverpool boss talks about his Hammers antics

The Liverpool boss has been asked about his West Ham celebration in an interview on Sky Sports. Klopp said:

It’s a GIF. You can send it as a message if someone is crazy celebrating a goal. It’s not too nice.

When I saw it, I didn’t know it. I didn’t feel it in that moment that it looked that strange. 

I was a bit surprised. I believe it was the second goal. If you’re not happy happy about 2-nil a second before the halftime whistle then something is wrong with you.

But if I could decide how to celebrate, it would look constantly completely different.

So it happens to me still, even if I’m a little bit in an advanced age.

It still happens. I’m not proud of it. But there are worse things in the world, obviously.

Next up for Liverpool is a home match against Brighton on Saturday.

Brighton beat Man United 3-2 last time out.

Also see: Fabinho & Roberto Firmino: Early Liverpool team news vs Brighton.

Why Dejan Lovren shouldn’t get back into the Liverpool team – Martin Keown.


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