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Klopp charged by FA for Merseyside Derby pitch invasion celebration

4:36 PM WAT 03/12/2018
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The Liverpool boss ran on to the pitch to celebrate following Divock Origi's dramatic late winner in Sunday's clash at Anfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association (FA) for his celebration after Divock Origi's late goal in Sunday's Merseyside derby.

Klopp has until 6pm GMT/1pm ET on Thursday December 6 to respond to the charge.

Origi's 96th minute winner against Everton led to some incredible scenes at Anfield, as Reds boss Klopp sprinted onto the pitch to celebrate with goalkeeper Alisson.

He avoided punishment during the game but has now been charged with misconduct. If Klopp accepts the charge then he is likely to be fined and receive a warning as to his future conduct.

The German apologised for his actions when speaking to the media after the game and said he had echoed those sentiments to Everton boss Marco Silva at full-time.

However, in his post-match press conference, Silva claimed that Klopp had not apologised to him, but admitted that he hadn't seen the incident where the Liverpool boss sprinted onto the pitch.

Klopp's emotional reaction came as Origi's goal secured another vital three points for Liverpool, who remain two points off the top of the table.

Manchester City's victory over Bournemouth on Saturday meant that a victory over the Toffees was required for Klopp's side if they were to stay hot on the heels of last season's champions.

It had been a frustrating afternoon for the Reds before their late winner, with Everton holding firm and creating some of the games best chances.

The late breakthrough game as Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford misjudged a Virgil van Dijk volley that had gone high into the air.

The England gloveman failed to collect the ball and Origi was on guard to head in his first goal of the season as it bounced back off the bar.

Klopp’s actions had been a major talking point after the game, with many managers and pundits split over whether the Liverpool boss had behaved inappropriately.

But following receipt of referee Chris Kavanagh’s match report on Monday morning, the German has now been charged.