Watch: Klopp teases Liverpool fans before doing fist pump celebration

Jurgen Klopp celebrates after Liverpool beat West Ham at Anfield. March 2022.

Jurgen Klopp couldn’t hide his delight after Liverpool put the pressure on Manchester City with a 1-0 win over West Ham United. 

Liverpool started brightly and took a deserved lead in the 27th minute when Sadio Mane converted Trent Alexander-Arnold’s miscued shot.

But Klopp’s side weren’t at their best in the second half and Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini both wasted excellent chances to equalise.

Liverpool still held on for a win that moves them three points behind league leaders Manchester City and both sides have both played 27 games so far this season.

After the full-time whistle, Klopp looked like he was going to walk down the tunnel without doing his trademark celebration. But the manager then ran back towards the Kop before fist-pumping in front of the supporters.

“I don’t know if we will remember this game as one of the most important,” Klopp told Sky Sports after the game. “A tricky fixture but we did really well in the first half. We know about all the different things West Ham are really good at, and in the first half we denied them in all these situations.

“We could’ve scored more, we didn’t and then the game is open. Massive chance for [Jarrod] Bowen, it was the first time we didn’t defend [Michail] Antonio properly, but that was then the [game on] for them, they didn’t have to defend differently, they had to be direct. Antonio used his body well and around the second balls we were not as good.

“I told the boys after the game if you are not well organised you have to defend with passion and that’s what we did.”

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