Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has apologized to West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis after his outburst last weekend.
Klopp went off after the 2-2 draw last weekend and refused to thank Pulis after the final whistle and made a comment about WBA’s longball approach saying “it’s not a friendly game.” and that WBA were only interested in set pieces and longballs during the game at Anfield. The German took time to apologize for his emotional outburst.
“Everything changed after the last game,” Klopp told the Guardian. “I can easily say sorry for everything I said after the last game because I am emotional and Tony Pulis is similar. It was not for me a bigger problem. I really forgot to shake hands, that’s all.
“If we meet today it’s no problem to say sorry and talk about what happened. I have big respect for his work, but it’s not easy to switch on the lamps and switch them off again. I wanted to go to my team after the final whistle, what can I say?”
Klopp explained that he was too worked up after the game to apologize immediately.
“We are all emotional as coaches and still best friends in the league,” Klopp said. “We talked before the game, we asked about our families, but sometimes in football you do things that you would not do in normal life.
“But it’s not that serious. I have no problem saying sorry, but nobody asked me. OK, after the game maybe, but it was not time to think about this, because it was not a game that five minutes after you come back to normal.”