Marco Silva denies Jurgen Klopp apologised for celebrations after Merseyside derby win

Jurgen Klopp apologised for his exuberant celebrations after racing onto the pitch following Divock Origi’s dramatic late winner.

The Liverpool manager sprinted 40 yards from his technical area to leap onto goalkeeper Alisson Becker after substitute Origi had scored the most remarkable goal, profiting from an inexplicable error by Everton No1 Jordan Pickford.

Pickford was distraught when he left Anfield but did not shirk his duties and faced up to the moment he tipped Virgil Van Dijk’s sliced volley into the path of Origi, who was making his first Premier League appearance of the season.

Jurgen Klopp has apologised for his passionate celebrations as Liverpool scored in the derby

Jurgen Klopp has apologised for his passionate celebrations as Liverpool scored in the derby

Jurgen Klopp has apologised for his passionate celebrations as Liverpool scored in the derby

The German stormed the field and headed over to hug goalkeeper Alisson Becker

The German stormed the field and headed over to hug goalkeeper Alisson Becker

The German stormed the field and headed over to hug goalkeeper Alisson Becker

The goal sparked pandemonium inside the stadium. A number of Liverpool’s coaching staff hurtled down the touchline to engulf Origi in front of The Kop, while plumes of blue smoke billowed out of the Anfield Road end after a flare had been set off.

It is likely the FA will ask Klopp to explain his behaviour, while Liverpool could also face question as to why the flare was set off in their stadium.

Klopp said: ‘Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other. I told him how much I respect his work, because it’s incredible what he has done with that team. They are just a really outstanding side.

Klopp said he was caught up in the moment but later apologised to Everton boss Marco Silva

Klopp said he was caught up in the moment but later apologised to Everton boss Marco Silva

Klopp said he was caught up in the moment but later apologised to Everton boss Marco Silva

‘Derbies are always difficult games but this was a completely different difficult to the last few years. What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not in my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali, I couldn’t stop obviously. Not cool, but it happened.

‘The more important things happened during the 95 minutes. Again, all my respect for Everton, really good. Both teams delivered a proper fight, a proper derby from the first second. Our high pressure was outstanding, our counter-press was really the highest level.

‘Football wise we had a lot of really good moments, we tried to control the game and it was difficult as they closed the spaces really well. We could have had a few moments better, but we had our moments.’

Curiously, Everton head coach Marco Silva suggested Klopp had not actually said sorry, saying: ‘He didn’t apologise to me. To be honest I didn’t see it, I don’t know what he did. I don’t think he expected anything like that either. It was a lucky way to win but that’s football.

‘I don’t say it was a lack of respect because I didn’t see it. Maybe when I see that moment I can say more about the situation.’

Silva however denied that an apology took place and described the outcome as 'lucky'

Silva however denied that an apology took place and described the outcome as 'lucky'

Silva however denied that an apology took place and described the outcome as ‘lucky’

Pickford, to his credit, did not hide away and made it clear the error will not have any bearing on hiw he plays in the future.

He said: I think it is the Everton luck when we come to Anfield. Like I say, there’s nowt I can do about it now. I’m strong mentally and I will get over it. I just want to say sorry to the Everton fans. I think you could see our progression as a group, the chances we created and the football we played.

‘That’s a positive but what can I do? There is always a case as a goalkeeper if you make an error it will lead to a goal. Unfortunately, it has been me today but I will be ready for Newcastle on Wednesday. We know we held our own against a good Liverpool side for 96 minutes.’

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