The Reds boss wasn’t impressed with the reaction from one of his members of staff after the Blues were reduced to 10 men.
Jurgen Klopp reiterated his dislike for any unsportsmanlike behaviour after remonstrating with a member of the Liverpool staff for applauding a red card handed to Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen on Sunday.
After VAR intervention, an initial yellow card for Christensen was upgrade to red for a poor challenge on Sadio Mane and Klopp was left fuming when someone on the Reds bench began applauding the decision.
“Are you crazy? We never ever do that, ok?,” Klopp could reportedly be heard shouting from the sidelines.
The sending off would prove decisive as Liverpool went on to claim a 2-0 win over Chelsea.
Klopp clarified his stance on the red-card applause post-match and admitted the sending off did change the game.
“It was not one of my subs but another member of staff and I told him already what I thought and he is good with that,” Klopp said. “I am fine with that but in the moment it wasn’t what I wanted to see.
” I saw the sending off only in the situation. I saw Christensen’s arms around Sadio so I thought in the moment it is a sending off but I couldn’t see it back since then so if you have seen it differently, then I respect that.
“Would we have won it [if Chelsea had XI]? Who knows that! I thought we were good in the first half so I thought we could win it but if we would, I don’t know.
“We know that it was a different game in the second half but I liked our first half already. I liked the way we tried to find solutions with the way we played. I liked the way we took on a difficult game.