Stoppage time winners in crunch ties always brings out the best of celebrations in players, and equivalently to managers. Especially, if the managers are animatic on the sidelines, it would often lead to funnier celebrations. Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool boss has always been on the news for his animatic and frantic celebrations, whether his side loses or pulls out a remarkable victory. Last night was not an exception, as Diogo Jota hit the winner against Spurs in the dying minutes, clinching the tie for the “Reds” 4-3.
But, which grabbed the most attention was Klopp’s “painful” celebration after Jota’s winner, where he was seen pulling his hamstring after exulting due to the goal.
Sometimes, celebration can be painful
After Jota hit the back of the net seconds before final whistle, Anfield erupted in joy as this win could ensure an important benchmark of this season, pipping Spurs to consolidate their position on the sixth spot. He was earlier accused of a red card after hitting Oliver Skipp directly on the head, so this winner could boost his confidence.
In the post match conference, Klopp was heard speaking about his animatic “hamstring-pull” celebration. He said, “I’m not sure if it’s the hamstring it could be the adductor but I got punished. Little sins immediately.”
“The hamstring or whatever the muscle gave up in that moment. That’s fair. Apart from that, all okay.”
Liverpool could have bottled up an amazing lead of 3 goals when a Spurs comeback was spearheaded by Kane, Son and rounded off by Richarlison in the stoppage time. Klopp’s men went up 3-0 up inside 15 minutes with superb strikes from Curtis Jones, Salah and Luis Diaz. Thanks to Jota’s strike in the 95th minute, Klopp’s men got a chance to fight in the League, with an European qualification in sight in the next season.