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Liverpool 1-0 Everton: Klopp Apologises Over ‘Wild’ Celebration

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has apologized to Everton boss Marco Silva over what could be termed a wild celebration on Sunday.

In the 96th minute, with seconds to spare, Virgil van Dijk spooned a volley high into the heavens and substitute Divock Origi came out of the wilderness and straight into Liverpool folklore after scoring the most bizarre of goals.

Klopp could not control his emotions, he ran into the pitch and jumped into goalkeeper Alisson’s arms in celebration of the goal that seal three points for the Reds and maintain pressure on leaders Manchester City.

But the German has apologised for his actions, which has already been deemed as too much.

He said: “I have to apologise because I didn’t want to be disrespectful, but I couldn’t stop myself. It just happened!

“The game was with unbelievable intensity. Both teams had chances.

“Both goalkeepers had outstanding performances. In the end it was a very weird goal. I can’t imagine the disappointment of Everton. But we got it and we will take it. It is a brilliant night.

“If I could describe it [how he feels] then I would have control over it. We don’t want to look for excuses but that’s how it is.

“I’m not sure what the FA has to do in a situation like this but I will have to wait.

“The plan was not to run [onto the pitch to celebrate]! When I chose to stop I was close to Alisson.

“He was surprised! It was the last situation of the game. Both teams delivered an unbelievable fight. Both teams tried really to play football. No harsh things. The game was really good.

“We tried to control the game they had good counter-attacks. We tried to go in behind but we didn’t play exactly like that, that often.

“We had our moments and had brilliant chances. Our counter-press was really good and we stayed in the game until the end.”

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