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Kepa's refusal to come off during the Carabao Cup final wasn't the only substitution that caught the eye on Sunday with Jordan Henderson and Jurgen Klopp having a heated debate during Liverpool's draw with Manchester United.
It would be easy to forget that there were any tactical substitutions during the Manchester United vs Liverpool Premier League game on Sunday afternoon, after all there were four first half substitutions for injuries.
The first 45 minutes saw Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard, who replaced Mata to begin with, all come off injured for United, whilst Marcus Rashford also could have come off, whilst Liverpool had to replace Roberto Firmino.
United's physio had more to do than David de Gea and Jurgen Klopp blamed the loss of rhythm because of the constant stoppages on his team's inability to win the game.
However the German was lucky to only have one injury to deal with, allowing him to make two tactical subs. He replaced the ineffective Mo Salah with Divock Origi and Jordan Henderson made way for Xherdan Shaqiri.
Henderson though wasn't happy with his subbing and refused to shake hands with Klopp, before the manager went and spoke to him:
Great example of how much Jurgen Klopp cares about team culture. Club captain walks by him without shaking his hand when subbed- J.J.Claffey P.R.I.D.E Psychology (@JamesJClaffey) February 24, 2019
Easy thing to do-allow him sit down+fine him later.He confronts him straight away so that it isn't seen as "acceptable"
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Klopp has a good bond with his players and it's unlikely to derail the relationship between Henderson and the manager and the midfielder won't be losing the captaincy over it.
Clearly the former Sunderland player wasn't happy but Shaqiri did come on in the first game between the sides in December to make the difference.
It's just a good job Henderson didn't go full Kepa, never go full Kepa.
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