Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims he never celebrated another team dropping points after Kyle Walker made a mockery of the Reds 1-1 draw with Leicester on Twitter
Harry Maguire’s first-half leveler ensured Klopp’s men would not go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after City’s 2-1 loss to the Magpies.
Walker posted a popular meme of Maguire from the World Cup with the caption: ‘So basically they thought they were gonna go seven points ahead’. He deleted it, but it quickly went viral.
Kyle Walker just posted this tweet and quickly deleted it…👀 pic.twitter.com/7I4IHvysrE
— PurelyFootball (@PurelyFootball) January 31, 2019
When quizzed about it City boss Pep Guardiola said: “I’m not concerned about the social media of the players, what they tweet or Instagram, or other social media. I cannot control it.”
Klopp who didn’t know about the tweet, told the BBC: “I cannot help that. I am not sure what that says about us, it says something more about the other person.
“I never celebrated that another team dropped points or lost a game. For me, that’s not allowed.
“For supporters, it is a little bit different, for people involved I don’t understand.”
He added: “There will always be a bunch of people who hope you win and another bunch who hope you will lose.
“You have to ignore both in your preparation, and in the end hopefully you celebrate with the ones who want you to win something.”
City are five points adrift of Liverpool, with 14 games of the season remaining.