The ‘idiot’ celebrates a West Brom draw
We all thought Jurgen Klopp had lost his marbles when he wildly celebrated a 2-2 home draw against West Brom.
The German endured a difficult first two months into his tenure and stated he felt ‘alone’ when fans left in the 82nd-minute of a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace. But Divock Origi’s late equaliser against West Brom rescued a point, much to the crowd’s delight.
An ecstatic Klopp was so caught up in the moment he didn’t shake hands with West Brom counterpart Tony Pulis, which led James McClean to call him an ‘idiot’. He instead rushed the pitch and took the players over to the fans to salute them.
His actions drew a mixed action, with many bewildered by his celebrations for a point that saw Liverpool move to ninth in the standings.
“I wanted to show that we really we are one unit, 100 per cent one unit,” Klopp explained to Joe.
“That means I know I am responsible for the performance, but the people are responsible for the atmosphere.
“So it should be a win-win situation. When we play well, it’s easy to get the crowd going and when we don’t play well, we need you to encourage us – get on your feet, tell us ‘come on’ – you have to be the stars then.”