Klopp accepts FA fine for derby celebration

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has accepted his Football Association charge for misconduct.

The German has been fined £8,000 by the authorities after he ran on to the pitch to celebrate Divock Origi’s ninety-sixth minute winner in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

And he has reacted in pragmatic fashion to the sanctions and said that it will “not happen again”.

“That’s what rules are for. I couldn’t avoid it.” he said.

“If you break the rules you have to be fined for it.

“If there was no rule then managers would constantly celebrate on the pitch. I don’t think anyone thought it was massively wrong.

“The last time I did that was about fourteen years ago.

“I’m not as quick now!” he added.

Klopp will not face a touchline ban on this occasion, but he could risk that kind of sanction if he acts in a similar manner in a future game.

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