Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager accepts misconduct charge over Merseyside derby celebration

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The German will be fined £8,000 and has been warned about his future behaviour

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has accepted a misconduct charge for his celebration in the Reds’ defeat of Everton.

Klopp encroached on the pitch after Divock Origi’s injury-time winner in the Merseyside derby, running to and embracing goalkeeper Alisson.

Klopp entered the playing field before the final whistle was blown

Klopp entered the playing field before the final whistle was blown

He was charged by the Football Association on Monday, and had until 6pm on Thursday to respond.

However, on Tuesday, Klopp accepted the charge. He will be fined £8,000 has has been warned about his future conduct.

Klopp said after the match that he had apologised to Marco Silva, the Everton manager, though that claim was shot down by the former Watford coach.

“No, he didn’t apologise to me,” Silva insisted.

Former West Brom captain Jonas Olsson was critical of Klopp’s actions after Origi’s goal, which came following a horrendous error from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The ex-Premier League star said: “If I’d been an Everton player, I’d have knocked him down, I think.

Pickford kept the ball in play and all but set Origi up for an open goal

Pickford kept the ball in play and all but set Origi up for an open goal

“You can’t do that when a player has made such a mistake – it is so disrespectful.

“I think Klopp is really fun, but I do not think it this time.”

The Merseyside derby victory ensured Liverpool remain just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

Klopp’s side travel to Burnley tomorrow evening before visiting Bournemouth for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

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