Pitch in­vader Klopp happy to ac­cept fine

Sport360 - - Premier League - By Carl Markham @carl­markham ✉ [email protected]

Liver­pool man­ager Jurgen Klopp has ac­cepted his Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion mis­con­duct charge for run­ning on the pitch af­ter con­ced­ing it was a mis­take.

The Ger­man raced into the cen­tre cir­cle to cel­e­brate with goal­keeper Alis­son when Divock Origi scored a win­ner in the sixth minute of added time against Ever­ton at An­field on Sun­day. He im­me­di­ately apol­o­gised to Tof­fees boss Marco Silva af­ter­wards but an FA charge was in­evitable and Klopp, whom it is un­der­stood has been fined £8,000, has no is­sue with that.

“Ab­so­lutely OK. I couldn’t avoid it ob­vi­ously, but that’s what the rules are for, and if you break rules you have to be fined for it,” he said.

“The last time I did it was around 14 years ago. I’m not that quick any more. It will be fine.”

Asked whether he would do it again, con­sid­er­ing the cir­cum­stances and emo­tion of a Merseyside derby, he added: “Not in the next 14 years. I didn’t want to do it and I can say it won’t hap­pen again. We make mis­takes, but usu­ally I learn from it. At least over a long pe­riod. There’s noth­ing to say ac­tu­ally. It’s a fine, I pay it. Let’s carry on.”

Klopp is keen to move on quickly, as his side are back in ac­tion again at Burn­ley on Wed­nes­day.

The Clarets have made life dif­fi­cult for Liver­pool re­cently, with three of their pre­vi­ous six matches set­tled by one goal and their last meet­ing – on Jan­uary 1 – won by Rag­nar Kla­van’s added-time strike.

“It was bril­liant in the dress­ing room af­ter the game (on Sun­day) but can you carry it for two or three days? The whole sea­son is still there, we feel in a good mo­ment,” added Klopp.

The trip to Turf Moor will be the sec­ond game in a run of 10 matches in five weeks and Klopp is ex­pected to make changes. A cou­ple may be en­forced as Sa­dio Mane sus­tained a cut foot in the derby while An­drew Robert­son has a mi­nor prob­lem.

Won’t hap­pen again: Jurgen Klopp.

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