Jamie Carragher: Jurgen Klopp sent message to Liverpool supporters
Jamie Carragher runs rule over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool celebration
Jamie Carragher says Jurgen Klopp was sending a message to the Liverpool supporters after the German led the Reds squad in a show of post-match appreciation for their fans on Sunday.
Liverpool substitute Divock Origi scored a deflected strike in the fifth minute of added time to rescue a point for the Merseyside outfit in a 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.
Speaking about the salute in his post-match media conference, Klopp said:
“I wanted to say ‘thank you’. You need moments like this, and you need moments like this at home, that everybody that can enjoy.
“It’s only a point but everybody will talk about this game for the next five or six days, and that’s important and that’s what football is for.
“We all wanted this one point and it felt like three. In this moment it was an explosion.”
Former Liverpool defender Carragher explained Klopp’s thinking behind one of the most extraordinary moments of his Anfield reign so far.
Carragher told Sky Sports: “The atmosphere at Anfield hasn’t been great the last 18 months, Klopp sent a message to the fans to get of their backsides.”