Klopp explains reason behind frosty exchange with Bayern boss after Liverpool draw

first_imgAnd the two managers appeared to clash after the full-time whistle, with Klopp seemingly angry with his opposite number as they shook hands.Speaking after the incident, the German explained that Kovac left him waiting for a handshake while he high-fived everyone on the Bayern bench.Klopp said: “That was a pure misunderstanding. The pair clashed after the full-time whistle Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BT Sport Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his touchline row with Niko Kovac happened because the Bayern Munich boss didn’t shake his hand immediately after the 0-0 draw on Tuesday night.The Reds played out a stalemate with the Bundesliga champions at Anfield in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “He told me he wanted to talk with Ribery, because he became a father,” Klopp added.“But it was already for the fifth time — that’s not so exciting anymore then.”Meanwhile, Kovac insisted the frosty exchange was simply down to differing cultures and apologised to Klopp for making him wait. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? It was a tight game at Anfield “I wanted to shake his hand immediately [after the game]. But Niko first high-fived all Bavaria — not Bayern Munich — all Bavaria.“Then I said to him, when he came back, ‘hey, maybe next time turn around to me for a second; then we’ll do that and I can go see my people. Because I was standing there a bit like a dope’.”According to Klopp, the Bayern manager wanted to congratulate Franck Ribery, who recently became a father, but the Liverpool boss dismissed the excuse as a poor one. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF center_img RANKED BT Sport no dice 3 Klopp explained why he was annoyed with Kovac huge blow The Bayern boss said: “Everything was ok. It’s customary in England to shake hands after the final whistle.“In this case, I first went to my bench and not to him. He [Klopp] isn’t familiar with that in England.“I apologized for it; no offence was intended, after all. We shook hands afterwards.” MONEY 3 REVEALED ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED 3last_img

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