Klopp charged with misconduct by FA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.

It relates to the German running on to the Anfield pitch when substitute Divock Origi scored a ninety-sixth minute to snatch the points in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Klopp strode out of his technical area after the Belgian international headed in the bizarre winning goal and headed for Brazilian goalkeeper Alison Becker to seemingly celebrate his quick thinking from the free-kick which led to the goal.

“I have to apologise because I didn’t want to be disrespectful, but I couldn’t stop myself.” he said.

“If I could describe how I felt when the goal went in, then I would have control over it.

“We don’t want to look for excuses but that’s how it is.

“The plan was not to run. When I chose to stop, I was close to Alisson. He was surprised.” he added.

Some pundits in the media have criticised Klopp for his actions, but Everton boss Marco Silva said he had no problem with what happened and said he might have reacted in the same way.

“I didn’t see Klopp’s reaction and if we scored that goal and had been so lucky I might have done the same.” he said.

“I didn’t see any disrespect.” he added.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss has until 18:00 on Tuesday evening to respond to the charge.

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