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Klopp Talk: Everton Win a “Brilliant Night”

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The boss had a go at finding words to describe a game impossible to describe.

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Well that was quite good, wasn’t it?

A truly strange match, with a string of missed chances from either side, ended in the strangest of circumstances with a Divock Origi winner from a bizarre Jordan Pickford clearance. You really had to see it to believe it.

One man who did see it, believed it, and ran onto the pitch to feel it was Jurgen Klopp, who had to sum up that impossible game.

“I have to apologise because I didn’t want to be disrespectful but I couldn’t stop myself”, Klopp said of his celebration to Sky Sports, as reported by BBC Sport. “It just happened!

“The game was with unbelievable intensity. Both teams had chances. Both goalkeepers had outstanding performances. In the end it was a very weird goal. I can’t imagine the disappointment of Everton. But we got it and we will take it. It is a brilliant night.

”If I could describe it [how Klopp feels] then I would have control over it. We don’t want to look for excuses but that’s how it is. I’m not sure what the FA has to do in a situation like this but I will have to wait.

”The plan was not to run [onto the pitch to celebrate]! When I chose to stop I was close to Alisson. He was surprised! It was the last situation of the game. Both teams delivered an unbelievable fight. Both teams tried really to play football. No harsh things. The game was really good.

”We tried to control the game they had good counter-attacks. We tried to go in behind but we didn’t play exactly like that, that often. We had our moments and had brilliant chances. Our counter-press was really good and we stayed in the game until the end.”

Look, Klopp is probably going to get fined for that celebration. Should we care? Absolutely not. This is a game that will live long in the memory. Enjoy it.