Jurgen Klopp Apologizes for Thrown Water Bottle, Rips Arsenal Fans



Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp often roams the touchline with strong emotions. He’s quite animated during games, and tonight’s 3-3 draw at Arsenal was certainly the kind of game that can make even extremely mellow people quite animated. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger articulated how much entertainment value the game possessed.

The Reds blew a 2-0 lead and fell behind 3-2, before eventually equalizing.

Klopp let his emotions get the best of him, tossing his water bottle in response to Roberto Firmino achieving the equalizer for his side. It’s possible the German could face disciplinary action from the Football Association for this act.


Klopp apologized for throwing the bottle, but then in the process slammed the home supporters.

“I was happy and it was a kind of aggressive happy,” Jurgen Klopp said.

“I have made my apology but the people (Arsenal fans), if they would all apologize for what they said to me, it would take a little bit longer than my apology.

“I react sometimes a little bit strange. Maybe it’s not nice. The ref told me. But I took it back and I could still empty it afterwards so nothing serious.”

“I was not happy about that moment but I really thought it was the least we deserved. That’s how I felt.”

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