Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken to the press over his FA fine following the German’s celebrations in Sunday’s Merseyside derby win over Everton.
Divock Origi’s 96th minute winner sparked wild celebrations at Anfield, with the Liverpool manager racing onto the pitch to celebrate with goalkeeper Alisson. Klopp’s antics, however, led to a misconduct charge from the FA, resulting in a fine of £8000.
“It’s absolutely OK,” Klopp told the press ahead of his sides trip to Burnley tomorrow.
“I couldn’t avoid it obviously. If everybody did it every week….that’s what rules are for.
“If you break the rules, that happens. It’s completely normal.
“I said that the last time I did it 14 years ago and I’m not as quick anymore. It’s fine.”
“I didn’t want to do it,” he said. “It’s possible for me still, but it was a long time ago that it happened before.
“I have no problem paying a fine. Well all do makes mistake. Usually I learn, at least for a long period.
“It’s not a massive mistake. If there was no rule, as managers we would constantly celebrate on the pitch – and our staff.
“It happened, I’m fine with that. A fine, I pay that, carry on.”
Liverpool head to Turf Moor on Wednesday night looking to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.