‘Klopp’s class!’: Fans greet Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as new footage emerges showing the moment he tore his coaching staff for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s VAR red card in victory over Chelsea
- Liverpool defeated 10-man Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon
- Chelsea had sent Andreas Christensen away on the stroke of half time
- The Danish defender received a yellow card which was upgraded to red after a foul on Sadio Mane
- Jurgen Klopp denounced a member of his staff for celebrating the decision
Images of Jurgen Klopp berating his Liverpool bank for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card in their win over Chelsea on Sunday have surfaced online.
The Liverpool boss was not kind to a member of his coaching staff who clapped and cheered when the Chelsea center-back was upgraded to red by VAR right away for taking Sadio Mane away.
It was reported at the time that Klopp had turned from his spot on the sidelines and shouted, ‘Are you kidding? We never do that, okay? ‘.
Video images have appeared on Twitter in which Jurgen Klopp berates his technical staff
The Liverpool boss was unhappy that a red card from Chelsea was being celebrated by his bank
When asked about the post-game incident, the German said: ‘It wasn’t one of my subs but another employee and I’ve already told him what I think and he’s good at that.
“But I don’t want to see that right now.”
Klopp’s furious response has been praised by Liverpool fans on social media.
A supporter tweeted: ‘Absolute class from Kloppo!’ while another wrote: ‘That’s why the man is loved in football. Jurgen Klopp, showing class … Again. ‘
Twitter user @GrizzKhan wrote: ‘Klopp told all subs and his coaches not to applaud the red card … my manager’.
Andreas Christensen saw red after taking down Sadio Mane as he went through on goal
Referee Paul Tierney initially gave Christensen a yellow card before VAR intervened
Christensen’s yellow was upgraded to red, which then triggered the sidelines celebrations
After an even first half, the red card incident seemed to sway the game decisively in the direction of Liverpool.
Mané ran on goal after a precise long pass from captain Jordan Henderson when Chelsea defender Christensen got his opponent in a headlock and knocked him down before he could reach the ball as Kepa Arrizabalaga left.
Referee Paul Tierney was booked, but was asked to change his mind when he went to watch the incident on the pitchside monitor. It was when he changed the color of his card from yellow to red that the Liverpool bench applauded.
Mané proved the difference in the second half with a cross from Roberto Firmino and another mistake from Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa to make it two wins of two for Klopp’s champions.
Klopp said of the post-game incident that it was ‘something I don’t want to see’
Klopp and his counterpart Frank Lampard were involved in a sideline in July of this year
It is not the first time that incidents on the sidelines between Liverpool and Chelsea have made headlines.
In July, Frank Lampard warned Liverpool not to get ‘too arrogant’ and accused Klopp’s coaching staff of crossing a line and showing disrespect by jumping up, yelling and grinning at him during Chelsea’s 5- 3 defeat at Anfield.
Klopp’s assistant Pep Lijnders was the target of Lampard’s anger and the incident, after being awarded a free kick, was picked up by TV cameras.