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Klopp defends heated interview after Liverpool draw with Everton

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has defended his comments in his post-match interview following a 1-1 home draw with Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday.

Klopp engaged in a heated discussion with Sky Sports touchline reporter Patrick Davison after Everton scored a controversial 77th-minute penalty to secure a point with Liverpool.

"I would give the same interview now? I think the information I had to give would be the same," Klopp said when speaking ahead of Liverpool's mid-week Premier League game against West Brom.

"But of course, now I'm completely relaxed. It was five minutes after the same so I was not relaxed.

Klopp apologised at the close of the interview with Davison.

"I didn't use any words that I have to take back or whatever, I don't like it but I'm pretty sure I cannot change it because I felt it and I felt like this in that moment.

"I'm not an actor, so I cannot act differently. Meanwhile, I can keep myself that calm that nothing serious happens in situations like this.

"It's just an interview. I don't think that anybody really remembers it and looks back and thinks 'it was hilarious'."

Ian Ferris
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