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Even with a draw Jurgen Klopp leads Liverpool’s salute

16 December 2015 by

It is not very often that a manager will lead his players to salute the fans after his team draws. Jurgen Klopp is not like any other managers, though, and he did just that. At the end of the game against West Brom on Sunday, the manager led the Liverpool players to the Kop where they all saluted the fans for the support they gave.

Liverpool was 2 – 1 down against West Brom until the 96th minutes. Divock Origi managed to rescue a point for the Red thanks to a deflected shot. Klopp was keen to thank the fans for staying until the end, giving the team their full support. Even though his team were unable to secure all three points, Klopp wanted to do something for the fans as he was delighted with the atmosphere and noise during the game at Anfield.

It is not the first time that Klopp has taken his team to salute the fans with his players. During his time at German club Borussia Dortmund, he often took his players to the fans after the game to celebrate with them.

The celebration had mixed reviews on social media with some praising the manager’s actions and others questioning why a team like Liverpool is celebrating a draw. A number of fans are also looking for free bet offers on it happening again in the coming weeks.

In his post-match interview, Klopp explained why he felt the need to celebrate with fans after the game. The German said: “It was the best atmosphere since I’ve been here, I enjoyed the atmosphere with my whole body. I want to say “thank you”,’ ‘Sometimes a point deserved in the right way is more important.

‘I know three points is important for the table but development – the style of play against a team like this; everyone tells us we can’t play against teams like this but yes we can; staying in the game – to come back, that is a big moment in football.

Klopp went on to praise the Liverpool fans further for their support during the game. He was pleased that they did not show their disappointment and were behind the team throughout the match.

Liverpool was the free bets favorite to win the game. They managed to take the lead through a Jordan Henderson goal. The were behind though when Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson scored for the visitors. It looked like those two goals from West Brom were enough to snatch the three points before Origi popped up in the last-minute of the game to score an equalizer.

The draw leaves Liverpool ninth in the Premier League and is still free bets outsiders to finish in the top four. With the spirit that Klopp is building at Anfield, many punters will look for free bet offers to put on them finishing in a Champions League spot. It is a busy period coming up for the Red over the Xmas period. If they are to mount a challenge for a top four finish they are going to need to beat teams like West Brom at home.


3 Comments »

  • FootyFan96

    I can understand why Klopp had the team go around that stadium to thank the fans as it’s been a difficult few weeks with recent results slipping. However, he didn’t choose a good game to start this tradition. If Klopp had got the players doing this from his very first game in charge or maybe from the game vs Man City, then they wouldn’t have been ridiculed for this gesture.

  • FootyFan96

    I disagree. Even though Liverpool dropped points in a game that they should have won, most fans are acting as if they lost the game 3-0. If they had lost the game then yes, I could see why Liverpool fans are annoyed. But Liverpool managed to come from behind to get a point in a game that could have gone either way.

  • FootyFan96

    There’s no need to swear mate, its only a game.

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