Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken immediate action to address the glaring celebration deficiency exposed in the closing moments of Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
In the aftermath of Divick Origi’s freakish winner, the German found himself ripping across the Anfield turf looking like an old man chasing a bus.
Compounding his embarrassment, the 51-year-old ran towards his goalkeeper rather than the end of the pitch where his team had scored.
Now, the Scousers chief is making more considered strides towards improving his – and the team’s – celebrations by bringing in a specialist coach.
“Of course, sometimes, in the moment you get overtaken by the emotion,” Klopp said, having been charged with misconduct by the FA for running on the pitch.
“If I could describe how I felt when the goal went in, then I would have control over it, but if I can improve my preparation for celebration, maybe I can not quite look like such an idiot next time.”
Klopp has led the way with unconventional coaching hires. This season he has been mocked by prominent pundits for his use of a throw-ins coach.
This move is taking it to the next level.
“Yes, my plan would be to work some sort of coordinated element into our goal celebrations,” Klopp said when asked about his plans.
“Not every goal is a 96th minute winner of the derby, so you can control the response more. Myself and the rest of the staff doing ‘The Worm’ on the sideline, or maybe that ‘Rock the boat’ thing that’s so popular at weddings.”
“And I could not rule out a human pyramid for a very special goal.”
“Obviously I will need to consult with the coach to see what’s is best for the team.”
Robbie Fowler has already ruled himself out already. H from Steps is currently being touted as a possible appointment for the role, and former Reds goal windmill Peter Crouch is thought to be keen on the position.
Alan Curbishley is currently priced 16/1 for the position with PaddyPower.com for the job.
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