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Jürgen Klopp responds to FA misconduct charge

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has accepted the £8000 fine handed down to him by the Football Association and says he has no problem with the association’s decision to charge him.

Klopp was charged with misconduct after running onto the pitch to celebrate Liverpool’s 96th-minute winner in the Merseyside derby.

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Commenting on the charge and the subsequent fine, Klopp said: “It’s absolutely OK. I couldn’t avoid it obviously.

“If everybody did it every week … that’s what rules are for. If you break the rules, that happens. It’s completely normal.”

“I said that the last time I did it 14 years ago and I’m not as quick anymore. It’s fine.

“I didn’t want to do it. It’s possible for me still, but it was a long time ago that it happened before.

“I have no problem paying a fine. Well all do makes mistake. Usually I learn, at least for a long period.

“It’s not a massive mistake. If there was no rule, as managers we would constantly celebrate on the pitch – and our staff.

“It happened, I’m fine with that. A fine, I pay that, carry on.”