Ex-Chelsea midfielder warns Jurgen Klopp over Liverpool salute
Former Chelsea midfielder Pat Nevin says Jurgen Klopp should be wary of saluting the Liverpool fans every week
Pat Nevin has warned Jurgen Klopp that he shouldn’t lead the Liverpool players in a salute of The Klop on a regular basis.
Liverpool substitute Divock Origi scored a deflected strike in the fifth minute of added time to rescue a point for the Merseyside outfit in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Sunday evening.
The 48-year-old gathered his Liverpool squad before they saluted The Kop following their dramatic stalemate after Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson had cancelled out Jordan Henderson’s opener in a controversial game.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher claimed that Klopp was attempting to send a message to the home supporters following their victory, whilst some fans pointed out that such a salute was common-place at his former club, Borussia Dortmund.
However, former Chelsea midfielder Nevin isn’t sure whether Klopp should make the extravagant gesture each week, explaining how such a salute could backfire in the future.
“You must understand the dynamic,” Nevin told Off The Ball’s Newstalk.
“If you get the dynamic wrong, it is a massive mistake. It will come against you. If you do it every week, it will come and haunt you. Understand the timing and when it is right, get the feeling and capture the feeling.”
Liverpool are in ninth place and five points behind fourth-placed Manchester United in the Premier League table after 16 games.
The Reds travel to high-flying Watford in their next Premier League game at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon.