Manchester City manager Pep Guadiola has given his opinion on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s wild celebrations in Sunday’s Merseyside derby with Everton.
Divock Origi’s 96th-minute winner secured a memorable derby win at Anfield, with Klopp racing onto the pitch to celebrate with goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
Klopp’s antics have brought a misconduct charge from the FA, but Guardiola defended the German due to the emotion of the game.
“I did it against Southampton. There are a lot of emotions in those moments.’’ Guardiola told the press ahead of his sides trip to Watford.
“I know when I did it I was not happy to have done that, so I can understand (Everton manager) Marco Silva, (then Southampton boss Mauricio) Pellegrino when it happens.
“But sometimes it’s what it is, it’s an emotional game. Last minute, everything happens in your mind, heart and body and sometimes you do that. I talk for my side but of course you have to be respectful for the other ones.”
“When you lose you are impolite, you are a bad guy, and when you win everything is acceptable. We live in a world where everyone judges the winners and we make a lot of big compliments just because we win.”