The Dad Of Everton Ballboy Reveals What He Said To Jurgen Klopp
Everton ballboy Charlie Callaghan certainly caught the attention of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp when he sarcastically clapped him off the Goodison Park pitch.
It was a tense affair from start to finish as both sides played out a far from inspired 0-0 draw, and a moment after the final whistle summed up a feisty Merseyside Derby.
Footage appeared to show a ballboy having words with Klopp at the final-whistle in what looked like a tense conversation.
It has now been revealed what Charlie said to the Liverpool boss, and he didn't hold back.
Did that Everton ballboy just sarcastically clap Jurgen Klopp?! ♂️ pic.twitter.com/4cVQq4CDFh- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) March 3, 2019
Charlie's father, Steve, confirmed that it was a sarcastic clap that started the interaction, with the ballboy mentioning what he thought about 'the World Cup final' in their conversation:
"It was just a bit of banter between Charlie and Klopp at the end." he said on Twitter.
"No threats by Klopp or Charlie. It was all good natured - what the Derby is all about. Charlie just asked him what he thought about the World Cup final."
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The World Cup reference comes after Jurgen Klopp said that the Merseyside Derby was "Everton's World Cup final":
"We all know for them it's like a World Cup final." the German said ahead of the match.
Everton manager Marco Silva then responded to the 'jibe' when speaking to the media on Friday afternoon in the build up:
"They celebrated that lucky goal - that lucky moment they had in the last seconds of the match - (like it) was the final of a World Cup for us, and for them."
:speaking_head: Marco Silva "They celebrated that lucky goal in the last seconds of the match [like it] was a final of a World Cup."- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) March 3, 2019
:speaking_head: Jurgen Klopp "330 million Liverpool fans from all over the world will watch this match & just a few Evertonians"
As if the derby wasn't spicy enough :joy: pic.twitter.com/rY3m2cvCjT
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