Jonas Olsson, formerly of West Brom and now with Djurgårdens IF, has told the Swedish media he would have knocked down Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp if he was an Everton player.
Yesterday the Liverpool boss ran on to the pitch following Liverpool’s last gasp winner against local rivals Everton.
Sport Bladet have reported on comments he made to Swedish TV station Viasat when asked about Klopp’s actions: “If I’d been an Everton player, I’d have knocked him down, I think. You can’t do that when a player has made such a mistake. It is so disrespectful, I think Klopp is really fun, but I do not think it this time.”
Klopp has come in for some criticism after embracing Allison just after Divock Origi scored the winning goal for Liverpool. With the score locked at 0-0, Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford decided to try and gather the ball rather than tip it over the bar, leading to the winner.
The win means Liverpool are still just two points behind leaders Manchester City, but it also meant Everton couldn’t extend their lead over 7th placed Manchester United.
Klopp has insisted he meant no disrespect and was simply overcome with emotion as Anfield erupted, but that hasn’t stopped the FA from charging him with misconduct.