People are calling for Klopp to be banned for screaming in the fourth official's face
Jürgen Klopp is famous for being more than a little animated on the touchline – it's one of the reasons he's a pretty popular guy among Premier League fans and beloved by the Liverpool faithful.
Fans love seeing a bit of passion from their manager, but some think Klopp went too far tonight after he was caught screaming in the face of fourth official Neil Swarbrick after Simon Mignolet kept out Diego Costa's 80th minute penalty.
It was a save that earned Liverpool a point and Klopp was obviously very fired up, but some fans on Twitter really weren't impressed with Klopp's antics, and feel he deserves a ban.
Here's a video of the incident:
Can't wait for Klopp to get a touch line ban for this.... after all, consistency is important pic.twitter.com/YPKHqjMeBX
— Everything Man Utd (@everything_utd) January 31, 2017
Obviously it didn't take long for fans of other clubs to suggest that if it were their manager who did the shouting, they'd be straight in front of the FA for a charge.
Doesn't really matter tonight, but the press who were so outraged by Wenger's push seem ok with Klopp acting like a fucking lunatic.
— Joe Mardon (@TheArsenal_) January 31, 2017
Can only imagine what Jose, wenger, pardew etc... would get for this, suspect 'passionate' klopp will barely get a mention
— lauren Tingey (@laurenTingey) January 31, 2017
If Mourinho had gone in the 4th officials face like Klopp had, you wouldn't see him back in the touch line for at least a month
— Sam Joshi (@samjoshi76) January 31, 2017
Liverpool fans, meanwhile, didn't quite see it the same way, and were loving Klopp's passion on the sideline.
Haha! Love you Klopp pic.twitter.com/T7QymND8f1
— Johannessen (@AtleJohannessen) January 31, 2017
Liverpool fans when Klopp shouts at the 4th official.pic.twitter.com/IZjltpiqwS
— Dylan 🏴 (@cfcdyIan) January 31, 2017
Klopp said after the game that he apologised to the official, and that what he'd shouted in his face was: "Nobody can beat us!"
And apparently the official responded to him: "Don't worry, I like your passion."
Klopp says he shouted at 4th official 'Nobody can beat us' & later apologised. Says 4th official replied, 'Don't worry, I like your passion'
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) January 31, 2017
We'll have to wait and see if Klopp's outburst warrants any action from the powers that be, but with Liverpool still trying to cling on in the title race, it would definitely be a massive blow for them to lose their boss from the touchline.
Just ask Arsenal fans.