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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined after admitting an FA misconduct charge.

The German took to the pitch to celebrate his side’s last gasp Merseyside derby winner on Sunday evening, running to hug goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who had started the move that led to the 96th minute header from Divock Origi.

He apologised for his actions but the Football Association announced on Monday afternoon that he had been charged with misconduct.

Klopp has admitted the charge and been fined around £8,000. He is also expected to receive a warning about his future behaviour.

Divock Origi

After the game, the German said he had apologised to his Everton counterpart Marco Silva – something Silva claimed had not been the case.

Klopp said: “Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other.

“I told him how much I respect his work, because it’s incredible what he did with that team. They are just an outstanding side. Derbies are always difficult but this was a completely different difficult to the last few years.

“What can I say about it? I didn’t want to run. It was not my plan. I didn’t want to run to Ali – I couldn’t stop, obviously. Not cool, but it happened.

“The more important things happened during the 95 minutes. Again, all my respect for Everton, really good. Both teams delivered a proper fight, a proper derby from the first second.”

Silva said: “He didn’t apologise to me. All of your colleagues have asked me about the situation but to be honest with you I didn’t see it. I don’t know what he did and the way he did it.

 

“It was a lucky day for him this afternoon but that is football. I cannot say it was disrespectful because I didn’t see, maybe when I see that moment I can speak more about that situation.”

Klopp was later defended by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

“I did it against Southampton. There are a lot of emotions in those moments,” he said.

“I know when I did it I was not happy to have done that, so I can understand (Everton manager) Marco Silva, (then Southampton boss Mauricio) Pellegrino when it happens.

“But sometimes it’s what it is, it’s an emotional game. Last minute, everything happens in your mind, heart and body and sometimes you do that. I talk for my side but of course you have to be respectful for the other ones.”

Second-placed Liverpool are two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, while Everton are sixth.

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