It looks as though Liverpool may have found themselves some new rivals.
The Merseyside club are still smarting from the 2-2 draw at home to West Brom on Sunday, with boss Jurgen Klopp refusing to shake hands with his opposite number Tony Pulis.
Klopp was unhappy with the Baggies’ physical and “long ball” approach to the match which saw Reds defender Dejan Lovren carried off with a nasty looking knee gash.
And after Divock Origi secured a draw for the home side late in injury time, the German manager made his entire team salute the Kop end hand-in-hand in a gesture of celebration before refusing to shake Pulis’s hand.
Afterwards, Klopp told Sky Sports: “Usually I shake hands, I did not today because it was not a friendly game.”
But just as it looked as though the dust was settling on the ill-tempered affair, West Brom winger James McClean decided to get involved, and had a few home truths for Klopp.
He told Sky Sports: “I’ve got a lot of respect for the man because he done a great job at Dortmund.
“But I think he is a bit of an idiot to be honest after the game on Sunday. Win, lose or draw you have got to be respectful.”
The two sides meet again on May 15 at The Hawthorns. Should be tasty.
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