Liverpool FC disappointed once again in the league at Anfield, but the talk after the game was JA?rgen Klopp leading his team in a Bundesliga-style acknowledgement of the home crowd after the game
A last-minute deflected Divock Origi strike earned a point for Liverpool FC at home against Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion, with the Reds’ failure to emulate their away form at home under new manager JA?rgen Klopp once again evident.
However, all the talk after the game was centred around the home side’s unusual acknowledgement of the home crowd, with Klopp instructing his players to link arms and pay tribute to the Anfield supporters.
The German earlier expressed his sadness at watching fans leave early during the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield, and the reaction after the game against West Brom was indicative of changing times.
The former Dortmund manager’s bond with the fans at the Westfalenstadion was world-renowned during his time at the club, and it appears as though Klopp is attempting to build a similar relationship with the Anfield faithful.
While Liverpool FC fans were understandably quite taken with the gesture, the same could not be said of others, who mocked the Reds for what they claimed was an over-the-top reaction after a poor result at home.
Here are some of the best reactions to the incident:
United are ruining every weekend for me, but I really appreciate Liverpool doing their bit to take the edge off it. pic.twitter.com/ivG6l9ueDm
a Republik of Mancunia (@R_o_M) December 13, 2015
Ita s part of the Bundesliga culture, and ita s clear the man is looking to create a strong bond with the Liverpool fans. a Rafael HernA?ndez (@RafaelH117) December 13, 2015
That Liverpool Kop salute is the tackiest, most cringeworthy thing I’ve seen in this tacky league, EVER
a Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) December 13, 2015
Klopp and Liverpool players celebrating a draw with WBA at home like they’ve won the Champions League pic.twitter.com/O8D5sa8qyL a Uber Football Facts (@UberFootbalI) December 13, 2015
All about image and reputation. Imagine if Rodgers attempted this after a 2-2 draw at home to WBA. pic.twitter.com/pohzUYoaMV
a Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) December 13, 2015
Seriously, would you be saying the hand-holding thing was great if it had been MUFC in similar circumstances? No, you’d be pissing yourself a Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) December 13, 2015
Liverpool players looked so embarrassed to be doing that celebratory hand holding after scraping a 2-2 draw.
a Orbinho (@Orbinho) December 13, 2015
If United did a hand holding thing like Liverpool after a draw at home to west brom they’d be laughed at a Kevin O’Driscoll as? (@KevinODriscoll3) December 13, 2015
why did klopp bring all the Liverpool players for a hand holding sesh, the guys actually nuts
a 🙁 (@quakergoats) December 13, 2015
Hiding behind a cushion, cringing for Liverpool and their hand holding a Paul Cox (@paul_1609) December 13, 2015