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Jurgen Klopp Refuses To Do Trademark Celebration Claiming 'I'm Not A Clown'

Jurgen Klopp Refuses To Do Trademark Celebration Claiming 'I'm Not A Clown'

Jurgen Klopp would have been a very happy man after Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday but the Reds' boss refused to do his trademark celebration for Sky Sports' cameras.

Liverpool went eight points clear at the top of the table, and nine points clear of champions City, after their somewhat controversial win against Pep Guardiola's side.

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At the end of the game Klopp was followed by the Sky Sports cameras as he walked towards the fans and when asked to pump his fist and bang his chest, as he usually does, the German shouted back 'not while you're here... I'm not a clown.'

Klopp waves the camera away. Image: Sky Sports/Daily Mail
Klopp waves the camera away. Image: Sky Sports/Daily Mail

Guardiola was clearly the most frustrated of the two managers as he screamed at the fourth official after what he believed was the second time City should have had a penalty for a handball.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold was the man involved in both incidents, the first coming before Fabinho scored the hosts opener, but neither was given.

Klopp still showed his own anger towards the officials in the lead up to City's consolation. The former Borussia Dortmund boss was annoyed when he felt Fabinho had been fouled in the build up to Bernardo Silva's goal.

Guardiola wasn't happy during or after yesterday's game. Image: PA Images
Guardiola wasn't happy during or after yesterday's game. Image: PA Images

Speaking after the match about the handball incident the preceded Liverpool's opener Klopp said, "I didn't see it. I only know what people have told me which is it first hit (Bernardo) Silva's hand and then Trent's hand so I don't know. I can imagine that is not a situation Pep [Guardiola] is really pleased with.

"Somebody has to decide that but if Silva had scored with his hand, it would have been disallowed wherever the hand was so who wants to make that decision?

"I didn't see it but I can understand each disappointment. After conceding a goal when you have a disappointment like that, I 100 per cent understand, we would have felt the exact same but we cannot change it."

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Fabinho

Ryan Sidle

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