‘I thought it was a glass bottle!’: Jurgen Klopp reacts to bottle throwing during Merseyside derby
‘I thought it was a glass bottle!’: Jurgen Klopp reacts to a bottle-throwing incident during the Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park… after the German boss was targeted after the goal refused from Everton
- Jurgen Klopp reacted to bottle-throwing incident against Everton
- A bottle was thrown, and narrowly missed, the Liverpool boss during the game
- The incident happened in the 71st minute when Everton were disallowed a goal
- Klopp says he ‘thought it was a glass bottle’ before realizing ‘it was plastic’
Jurgen Klopp has reacted to a bottle-throwing incident in Saturday’s Merseyside derby draw with Everton.
The Liverpool boss was targeted by a fan behind the technical area with a plastic bottle in the 71st minute after the hosts had a goal disallowed by VAR.
Although he wasn’t injured in the situation, the German says it still could have “been really dangerous”.
Jurgen Klopp was targeted by a plastic bottle during their draw with Everton on Saturday
A fan also invaded the pitch after the hosts were denied a goal in the second half
Speaking after the game, Klopp said: “No, I didn’t see it. I thought it was a glass bottle, but it wasn’t. I saw it now because he is still at the “crime scene”.
“It looked like a glass bottle, it would have been really dangerous. But it wasn’t, it was a plastic bottle.
The incident happened in the second half when defender Conor Coady was ruled offside by the video assistant referee, after netting a Neil Maupay cross.
In addition to the bottle throw, a local fan ran onto the field to confront referee Anthony Taylor over the decision. The Football Association is aware of both incidents and will investigate them.
Anthony Taylor was confronted by the fan after VAR ruled out Conor Coady’s opener
The atmosphere was tense throughout Goodison Park as the two teams battled it out in the match.
Liverpool came closest when they hit the woodwork twice within moments of the first half, while Everton’s best chance may be considered Coady’s disallowed goal.
The centre-back was slightly offside when he headed Maupay’s cross into the back of the net from inside the penalty area, which was initially unspotted but eventually knocked down by VAR.