Jurgen Klopp was left with a pulled muscle after celebrating Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 win over Tottenham on Sunday. The Reds had taken a 3-0 lead inside the first 15 minutes courtesy of Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah, but Spurs pulled off an unlikely fightback with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both scoring before Richarlison equalised in stoppage time. However, Diogo Jota capitalised on Lucas Moura’s horror pass to seal a breath-taking win for the hosts, prompting Klopp to run up to the fourth official in celebration. The German coach was particularly riled up over Tottenham being awarded a free-kick in their own box after Ben Davies was caught by a flailing arm from Salah – though the incident drew blood and the Welshman was actually off the pitch receiving treatment when Spurs scored.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard made a cheeky reference to Klopp’s exuberant celebration during his pre-match press conference on Monday, quipping that he would be pulling a hamstring like the Liverpool manager did. Klopp conceded after Sunday’s game that his celebration had been ‘unnecessary’ before claiming referee Paul Tierney had said something to him when he brandished a yellow card that ‘was not OK’. However, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) released a statement saying they refuted Klopp’s claims and confirmed Tierney had acted in a professional manner throughout.