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    Wednesday, 1 February 2017

    Jurgen Klopp apologises to fourth official for screaming at him after mignolet saved a penalty shot during Liverpool vs Chelsea



    Jurgen Kloop over delightfully screamed at official after Diego Costa misses penalty 
    Jurgen Klopp apologised to the fourth official for an overzealous celebration after seeing Diego Costa miss a crucial penalty.
    The Liverpool manager felt justice was done when Simon Mignolet saved the contentious second half spot kick to earn a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
    Klopp said he ‘could never be friends’ with Costa after the striker put himself centre stage, but admitted his passions got the better of him.
    “I said (to the fourth official) sorry I was a bit excited. He said no problem I like your passion,” said Klopp.
    “No-one can beat us, was what I said. Obviously that’s not true but it felt for us like this in that moment. I was absolutely the wrong person to say it.”
    On Costa, who fell under the challenge of Joel Matip before missing from the spot, Klopp said: “If I had played against Costa I could never be friends, that’s how it is but when you have him in your team it’s much more fun. He is a warrior.
    “What Conte is doing with Chelsea is outstanding but Chelsea without Costa this season?
    “He is not the nicest guy on the pitch but I saw no real big incident and until someone tells me something, if someone tells me it was a dive maybe I will be angry tomorrow but that would be the wrong decision.
    “I am happy about the performance.It was obvious we played a strong outstanding experienced side.
    “We were in game, we were aggressive. Look tonight and the red shirts had passion, readiness and greed against experience and coolness and that’s difficult.”
    Antonio Conte could content himself with extending the lead to nine points as Arsenal were beaten and Tottenham Hotspur drew at Sunderland.
    “I am pleased with the performance because it isn’t easy to play Liverpool after three defeats or in the atmosphere at Anfield," he said.
    “I was a footballer and know it is very difficult. For that reason I am pleased with my players for the personality they have showed me.
    “For sure it is a good point. It was an incredible game, very tough and for that reason lot of mistakes but I am pleased with the performance.”

    Antonio Conte was pleased with his team's performance


    Chelsea now face Arsenal this weekend with a chance to extend the gap to Arsene Wenger’s side to 12 points – surely putting their London rivals out the title race.

    “We face another great team. They can fight for the title. “Don’t forget in the previous game we lost 3-0 away and this could be a good chance for us to show we are now a totally different team.”

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