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Jurgen Klopp face misconduct charge for derby celebration

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct for running on to the pitch after his side’s 96th-minute winner against Everton at Anfield.

Klopp ran on to hug goalkeeper Alisson after Divock Origi’s bizarre goal in Sunday’s Merseyside derby.

Liverpool won 1-0 to move two points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Klopp, who later apologised, has until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond.

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The German, speaking after Sunday’s game, said: “I have to apologise because I didn’t want to be disrespectful – but I couldn’t stop myself.

“If I could describe how I felt when the goal went in, then I would have control over it. We don’t want to look for excuses but that’s how it is.

“The plan was not to run. When I chose to stop, I was close to Alisson. He was surprised.”

Everton counterpart Marco Silva said he had no issue with Klopp’s actions.

“I didn’t see Klopp’s reaction and if we scored that goal and had been so lucky I might have done the same,” said the Portuguese.

Arsenal and Tottenham have also been charged by the Football Association after a melee following Eric Dier’s equaliser at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Dier put his finger to his mouth after drawing Spurs level in a north London derby.

The England international was booked after celebrating Spurs players clashed with the home side’s substitutes.

Both clubs are charged with failing to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion”.

They have until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond.

Dier’s equaliser came after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put the Gunners ahead from the penalty spot.

Harry Kane gave Spurs a 2-1 lead with a penalty of his own but second-half goals from Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira secured victory for the hosts.

 



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