BBC pundit tells Klopp to 'find another profession' after Liverpool v Brighton incident
Garth Crooks was not impressed with Jurgen Klopp’s behavior during Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Brighton on Saturday.
In his weekly column for BBC Sport, the pundit condemned Klopp for excessively celebrating every one of his side’s goals like it was a “Champions League final”.
The pundit predicted that the German manager’s celebrations continued past the final whistle and resulted in Brighton manager Chris Hughton having to wait for Klopp in order to shake his hand.
“What I do take exception to is any manager being kept waiting to shake hands once a game has finished,” Crooks said, “while his opposite number finishes hugging and kissing his players and staff in celebration of their victory.”
Hughton was visibly annoyed with Klopp after the game ended, and Crooks believes Hughton was fully justified.
He said the handshake was an important “convention” of the game and should be honoured by managers.
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Crooks finished his tirade by saying that if any manager didn’t like it, they should “find another profession that can afford their bad manners.”
Liverpool have been flying-high under Klopp this season, sitting fourth in the league with 29 points ahead of playing Everton on Sunday.
The Reds have also scored an impressive 33 goals in their 15 league games, but have faced criticism over their defensive record.
In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp explained his bizarre line-up for the Brighton game.