Jurgen Klopp fined £8,000 for celebrating on pitch - Premier League 2017

Jurgen Klopp fined £8,000 for celebrating on pitch - Premier League 2017

Jurgen Klopp fined £8,000 for celebrating on pitch - Premier League 2017

Virgil van Dijk has told ESPN FC he thought he had blown Liverpool's last chance of winning Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton with the late shot in the final seconds which ultimately led to Divock Origi's stoppage time victor.

The German ran on to the pitch in wild celebration of Divock Origi's 96th-minute victor at Anfield and later apologised to his Everton counterpart Marco Silva. "It's a really tough place to go". Sean Dyche is experienced enough, they knew about it and still wanted to have that challenge because it is exciting as well.

Liverpool's win leaves them in second place in the Premier League, just two points behind Pep Guardiola's City after 14 matches. Three games a week in mid-season is still a challenge, but it is much better - in the beginning, you can not really train because you play important games always.

"Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco... I couldn't avoid it obviously, but that's what the rules are for, and if you break rules you have to be fined for it", he said. "There are a lot of emotions in those moments", he said. "It happened, a fine, I'll pay it, no problem". He gave us many, many things in the past, and I'm sure in the future he'll keep giving us good things as well. The 20-year-old added that the last-gasp win over Everton has given the Reds much-needed momentum heading into a busy month of footballing action.

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Following the clash, the Dutchman admitted via ESPN: "When I hit it, I thought, 'Never again!' and looked back to the defence".

There is nothing negative in winning late against Everton from our point of view. I should not be concerned that we struggle to realise that Burnley starts again at 0-0 and we have to fight another 95 minutes.

"I think we've shown with PSG at home and then Chelsea away and now Everton - three times this season - that something that we're doing is staying in games and then producing in the last minutes." .

"Today he is not ready but we will see later".

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