Watch: Klopp & Milner’s argument turns to smiles after Liverpool goal
Jurgen Klopp and James Milner saw their touchline argument turn to smiles after Liverpool scored their opening goal during the 3-1 win at West Ham.
Liverpool went into the game needing to win against in-form opponents to remain in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City.
But the champions were initially frustrated by the Hammers and Klopp decided to make a change as they sought a breakthrough.
Milner was substituted early into the second-half and exchanged some heated words with his manager on the touchline.
Yet Curtis Jones, the player who replaced Milner, set up Mohamed Salah’s opening goal almost instantly.
The argument between boss and veteran turned into smiles and hugs – providing a heartwarming scene for Liverpool fans.
“He was not unhappy,” Klopp said after the game. “At half time we changed formation, Milly deeper. I told him because of stiff hamstring to pass more than run. We waited to take him after Curtis’ warm-up.
“He came off and said ‘you told me to run less then you take me off!’ but then he said ‘yes, good decision boss'”.
Mo Salah goal.
Milner and Klopp reaction…
This just makes a perfect goal 😂pic.twitter.com/kpQgc6EwRL
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