Pep Guardiola defends Jurgen Klopp over Merseyside derby celebrations

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Jurgen Klopp's wild, confused run onto the Anfield pitch in the aftermath of Divock Origi's hilarious victor against Everton has earned him a fine - the FA have today fined Klopp £8,000 and "warned about his future behaviour".

Klopp had no complaints over the punishment.

Klopp has received sympathy from the likes of City manager Pep Guardiola and on Tuesday more came from his opposing manager in the derby, Everton's Marco Silva.

It maintained their unbeaten start to the season and ensured the gap to Premier League leaders Manchester returned to two points.

It has been a struggle for the forward to adapt to Klopp's new 4-2-3-1 formation - the player himself seems so much more effective in a 4-3-3 set-up - and, with winnable league games against Burnley and Bournemouth coming up before a win-or-bust Champions League clash with Napoli, now seems like a ideal time to rest Firmino.

"I was told there was something in the press, but I never said I'd like to leave Liverpool", he told UOL when asked about the PSG reports.

Manager Jurgen Klopp's gamble of making seven changes, including leaving out his big guns up front, was ultimately justified but for more than an hour it looked like backfiring.


But just when it seemed they were getting into their stride Liverpool were hit with the sucker punch.

Former Leeds United and England defender Danny Mills spoke out against Klopp's decision to run onto the pitch, citing it as a great disrespect towards Everton.

"Now I saw and for me it's not a matter".

"I did it against Southampton". I didn't want to run. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.

I've been involved in that Liverpool v Everton game and it's a hugely emotional game, especially at Anfield. "When you lose, people say it is disrespectful".

"I have no problem to pay a fine".

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