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Jürgen Klopp Left Extremely Confused By Bizarre Beef Between Him And Sevilla Coaches

Jürgen Klopp Left Extremely Confused By Bizarre Beef Between Him And Sevilla Coaches
From Deadspin - September 13, 2017

I should admit up front that the following beef between Liverpool manager Jrgen Klopp and his coaching counterparts on Sevillas bench doesnt make total sense, but the strange, match-long affair does involve Sevillas manager twice playing keepaway with a Liverpool player, him getting sent off for doing so, and a bewildered Klopp asking Sevillas coaches Are you all crazy? by the end, so its worth telling you about anyway.

Okay, so Liverpool hosted Sevilla in a big Champions League match today. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, but thats not really the most interesting part. The best part of the match came after the final whistle, when a very confused Klopp greeted the Sevilla coaches who had just walked up to him to shake his hand with a battery of incredulous questions about their earlier behavior:

Its not immediately clear what Klopp is referring to. Context clues help, though. At one point in his questioning of the Sevilla coachesand make sure to take note how delightfully uncomprehending the array of Spanish-speaking coaches are, as they offer Klopp their hands and stare blankly into his eyes, seemingly completely unaware of what he is saying to themKlopp says I didnt send him off, really.

Send who off? If youll note in the above video, Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo is not one of the men who approached Klopp when all of this went down. Thats because earlier in the game hed gotten himself sent to the stands by the referee, after the second of this two dumb and hilarious attempt to stall the game.

Here is the first incident, in which Berizzo grabs a ball that had just gone out for a Liverpool throw-in and tosses it away from Joe Gomez right when the defender tries to take it from the managers hands:

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