Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to shake the hand of West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis after their dramatic 2-2 draw on Sunday, according to reports from the Mirror.
The Reds managed to score a late equalizer to level the game in the 96th minute, with substitute Divock Origi’s shot taking a wicked deflection to wrong-foot Boaz Myhill in the Baggies’ goal.
However, the game become a bad-tempered affair after Craig Gardner’s rash tackle injured Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren 10 minutes from the final whistle, with Klopp initially reacting furiously.
But as Origi scored, the German exploded in celebration and snubbed the opportunity to shake Pulis’ hand by going in to celebrate with his team at the final whistle, yet did so with West Brom’s assistant manager Mark O’Connor.
After the game during the interview, Klopp went on to admit that he needed time to cool down and once he saw the replay, admitted Gardner did slightly play the ball before hitting Lovren.
“He played the ball, a milli-second before he hit Dejan,” he said.
“It was like this the whole game, on the edge of everything. But he played the ball.
“If he didn’t play the ball, we don’t have to talk about this. We hope the injury is not too serious. We have to wait for the scan. I spoke to him and he said it felt not too bad.”
The Reds will travel to Vicarage Road to play Watford in their next Premier League fixture.