English Premier League

Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp Pulls Hamstring Amid Spurs' Win

The Reds blew a 3-0 lead but claimed all three points in stunning fashion


Liverpool's injury-plagued season added a new name to their list: Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp, in his seventh year as manager of the Reds, found himself in a riveting game against Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool stormed to a 3-0 lead within 15 minutes and was in prime position to cruise to all three points, but Tottenham, for a consecutive match, rallied down multiple goals and equalized via Richarlison in added time of the second half.

But Richarlison's goal, which came in the third of six added minutes, left the Reds too much time to find a last-gasp winner -- and they did.

Spurs forward Lucas Moura cheaply gave the ball away, and Liverpool capitalized through a low Diogo Jota strike just a minute after Richarlison's score.

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As expected, Anfield erupted into cheers, along with the players on the field and the staff on the sideline. And that's where it got tricky for Klopp, who ran towards the opposing sideline and fourth official to celebrate the moment. However, he ended up pulling his hamstring.

Klopp discussed the injury in his postgame presser, and said he dealt with karma after getting into the official's face.

"...I got punished. Little sins immediately. I turned around for the celebration because the fourth official got nothing wrong the whole time. I didn't say anything bad, I gave a look which is bad enough. The hamstring or whatever the muscle gave up in that moment. That's fair. Apart from that, all okay."

Klopp will be on the touchline for Liverpool's next game on Wednesday, May 3, when they will host 10th-place Fulham in their bid to claim a European competition place for the 2023-24 campaign.

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