JURGEN KLOPP has revealed he was looking for his wife after Liverpool’s draw with Manchester City – not celebrating sharing the spoils.
Footy fans thought the Kop chief celebrated leaving the Etihad with a point following a thrilling 2-2 draw as he went towards the travelling Reds supporters after the final whistle.
Jurgen Klopp went and addressed the travelling Liverpool fans after Sunday’s draw with Manchester CityCredit: GETTY
Klopp saluted the travelling Reds fans after the thrilling 2-2 draw at the EtihadCredit: GETTY
But he went over to the away fans to try to find his wife Ulla Sandrock
But the charismatic German was trying to find his wife, Ulla Sandrock, who was sitting in the away end.
He said: “I was looking for my missus, to be honest, she was in there somewhere. No, come on, it’s not about celebrating something.
It’s just about showing appreciation for something, to say thank you and go there [to the fans]. The support was again incredible.
“We could calm down the City ground slightly with the football we played in moments, but there were other moments when they were really on their toes, so I liked this game analysis-wise as well.
“So nothing has changed, really. We played 95 minutes of incredibly intense football and you are as smart as before, but that is actually pretty good news.
“If we won today, it could have been possible. But it could have been possible that we lost as well. So today, nothing really changed.
“We have to be almost perfect to beat this team in a game. And over a season as well, so yes, let’s see.
“Did I find my wife? No, but she was there, so it is all fine.”
Goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane rescued a point for the visitors in what turned out to be a truly pulsating affair.
He told Sky Sports: “I think we can describe it as a boxing fight, both arms down for a second and you get a massive knock.
“I liked a lot of things. I thought we were closer than ever. The second half start was much better.
“City really tried obviously things like balls in behind. It makes sense when you have these smart runs.
“In moments when we tried to breathe a little bit another one comes. It was a great game and the result, we have to live with and can live with.
“We could do better but in a lot of moments, we did really well. The intensity of the game is crazy. It was good fun, I liked it.”
Klopp’s troops will be back in action Wednesday night, welcoming Portuguese giants Benfica to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.