What Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said to Everton coach Duncan Ferguson in half-time clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Everton assistant coach Duncan Ferguson did not see eye-to-eye throughout the derby.


Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by Express.co.uk

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Everton assistant Duncan Ferguson clashed at half time of Saturday's Merseyside derby at Anfield. Everton were aiming to win their first Premier League match at the home of their rivals since 1999. And they were in a good position to do that at the midway point, as they led 1-0.

Richarlison gave Carlo Ancelotti's side an early lead after expertly finishing a James Rodriguez through ball.

Everton had a glorious chance to make it two but Seamus Coleman's close-range header was pushed over by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.

Liverpool struggled to create any chances of note in the first half.

And Klopp took his disappointment out on Ferguson as the players and staff headed down the tunnel.

What Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said to Everton coach Duncan Ferguson in half-time clash
Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp clashed with Everton assistant Duncan Ferguson at half time

European football expert Julien Laurens was seated near the tunnel at Anfield.

And he tweeted what he saw and heard of the altercation between the two, with right-back Coleman intervening at the end.

Laurens wrote: "Argument Duncan Ferguson - Jurgen Klopp on the touch line after the Liverpool penalty shout. « Why are you laughing? » Klopp shouted at Ferguson who had a big grin on his face! « We are allowed to talk or is it just you Jurgen? » intervened Seamus Coleman!"

Klopp's mood will not have been helped by another injury to a key man.

Captain Jordan Henderson limped off with what appeared to be a muscular problem on the half hour mark.

Henderson was playing as a centre-back again and was replaced by Nat Phillips.

It was the first meeting between the two rivals since Virgil van Dijk suffered a season-ending injury at Goodison Park last October.

But in the build up to the match, Klopp insisted his team were not out for revenge.

“A week, two, three weeks later when we got the diagnosis [on Van Dijk] it was good that we didn’t play Everton immediately again," the German said.

“We are all human beings and of course it was not nice but now it is long gone.

“We just don’t think about that any more but it is still a derby and that is enough to be motivated on the absolutely highest level, trying to play the best possible football you can play, and that’s it pretty much.”



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