Jurgen Klopp reveals Cesc Fabregas gesture after Chelsea beat Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp reveals Cesc Fabregas' apology for his sending-off against Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Cesc Fabregas visited the Liverpool dressing room to apologise for the tackle which led to his sending-off during Chelsea’s 1-0 pre-season win on Wednesday night.
The Spaniard was given his marching orders in the second half after clashing with new Liverpool signing Ragnar Klavan.
Gary Cahill’s early goal was enough to hand Antonio Conte’s men a 1-0 victory over their Premier League rivals as both teams continued their preparations for the new season.
And speaking after the game, Klopp revealed how Fabregas made a point to apologise to the Reds for the dangerous tackle.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Klopp said: “It’s a red card. He came by us in the dressing room and said sorry.
“He came too late in the challenge, of course. Sometimes in life if you are too late you get a red card, especially in football. That’s how it was.”
Liverpool are currently gearing up for their first full season under Klopp following his appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor at Anfield last October.
The Reds finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last season and were losing finalists in the League Cup and Europa League under Klopp.