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Liverpool boss Klopp: We don't need to be best friends with Man City; one guy threw a coin

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is yet to hear whether he will be suspended for tomorrow's clash with West Ham.

Asked about whether he expects to be present in the dugout at Anfield following his red card on Sunday, Klopp says "nothing has happened yet" as he "waits for the process.

"I think I will be there tomorrow because nothing happened yet. I don't think something will happen tomorrow a few hours before the game," Klopp said.

"I still think I should have dealt differently with the situation which I usually do.

"In this moment you could not bring me in this mood, no change. The whole game lead to that a little bit. It was a very, very intense game with a lot of decisions we didn't understand on both sides.

"This for me was like the one drop that made the bucket overflow. I'm not happy with my reaction but that's the way it was and everybody saw it.

"I was sitting after the game with Anthony Taylor and spoke completely calm about how we saw the game. I got a red card and now we wait for the process."

On the tension with Manchester City since Sunday, Klopp also said: "I'm not sure we have to be best friends with other clubs.

"I thought I put it all in perspective when I said how much I respect what they [City] are doing but it is still not right for some.

"As a club and as a team together with our supporters we showed an incredible performance.

"If something then happens and one guy throws a coin it is one fan, it's a massive mistake and will get punished and if something happens after the game it is one or two supporters not all of them.

"That's true it looks like it gets overshadowed because it was a brilliant performance against an incredible side and a super intense game."

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