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Jurgen Klopp Details How 'Push' Caused The Leicester And Liverpool Bust-Up At Full-Time

Jurgen Klopp Details How 'Push' Caused The Leicester And Liverpool Bust-Up At Full-Time

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that full-back Andy Robertson was the player responsible for sparking the huge bust-up between Liverpool and Leicester players at full-time.

It was a controversial ending to the Premier League fixture at Anfield.

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Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was brought down by Jonny Evans in the area and after consulting VAR, referee Chris Kavanagh gave a penalty kick.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The ever-reliable James Milner converted from 12 yards to secure a 2-1 win for Jurgen Klopp's side, but a certain Ayoze Perez was far from happy after the final whistle blew.

It has now been confirmed by both manager's that Robertson, in the heat of the moment, celebrated by pushing Perez - which in turn sparked a furious reaction from the Spanish forward.

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Firstly, Klopp cleared up the incident during his post-match comments.

"Andy Robertson celebrated on final whistle and pushed [Perez], which he probably didn't expect, which he was annoyed at," explained the Liverpool boss.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers also spoke about the confrontation but denied any major bust-up, claiming it was "nothing."

"I think that, according to the guys, Andy Robertson celebrated and pushed him, which he didn't expect and he was obviously annoyed by that.

"And that lead to a melee, but it was nothing."

Perez
Perez

The former Newcastle man, 26, was eventually taken away from the scene by teammates Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans as the cameras panned to Jurgen Klopp with his players.

Liverpool are now eight points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand against Wolves on Sunday, as they continue their unbeaten Premier League run.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Leicester, Premier League, Andy Robertson

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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