Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he was not celebrating Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City at full-time but instead “looking for my missus” among the traveling supporters.
Liverpool scored twice as goals for Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane in Sunday’s match at the Etihad Stadium after Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus beat City.
The tournament keeps the Reds, who have won their last 10 games in the Premier League, with one point with City leading by seven games with seven games to go.
While Liverpool produced a fighting game to come out with a point, they were probably lucky as City got the goal out and Riyad Mahrez approached twice later.
Klopp went to the outside fans, who were kept behind for a while after a full-time career, and performed a small punch pump celebration as his name was rumored.
However, the German coach later explained that he was not happy with the result – leaving the City title in their hands – but instead thanked the departing team.
“I wanted my missus to tell the truth, he was there somewhere,” he said at his press conference after the game.
“No, go away, it’s not a special celebration. To show some appreciation, to thank and go [to the fans]. The support was amazing.
“We could have slowed down City’s game with the football we played from time to time, but there were times when they were in the comments, so I really liked the game.”
Asked if he had found his wife among the fans, Klopp replied: “No, but he was there, so everything is fine.
Klopp and the number against Pep Guardiola threw words at Touchline towards the end of the game before they kissed at full-time after a long-running reunion.
“I have forgotten what we were talking about. It was not a proper kiss, it was a slap on the back,” he said when asked about the incident.
“There was no argument or anything; I just forgot what it was all about.”