Video footage showing Jurgen Klopp admonishing a member of his backroom staff following Andreas Christensen’s red card for Chelsea has emerged.
Liverpool beat the Blues 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to make it two wins out of two in the Premier League, and they were helped to victory by a VAR-aided decision towards the end of the first-half.
With the scores level at 0-0, Christensen brought down Sadio Mane off the ball as the Senegalese forward raced onto a long pass from Jordan Henderson.
Referee Paul Tierney initially showed a yellow card, but after being encouraged to check the pitchside monitor by VAR he changed his decision to a red.
After the decision had been made an unidentified member of Klopp’s backroom staff applauded, but the German manager was unimpressed with the reaction.
The video footage shows Klopp turning around towards his bench and gesturing angrily, before he can be heard to say “Are you crazy? We never ever do that, ok?”
He then takes a swig of water before turning his attentions back to the pitch.
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It is not clear exactly who it was who clapped following the red card, but Klopp revealed after the game that it was not a player.
“It was not one of my subs but another member of staff and I told him already what I think about it and he’s good with that,” he said after the game.
“But in the moment that’s something I don’t want to see.”
Klopp is clearly attempting to ensure there are no similar incidents to the one which saw him clash with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard during a game at Anfield last season.
The two exchanged heated words on the touchline after an argument broke out following a foul on Reds full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Lampard telling Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders to “f*** off”.