Jurgen Klopp sorry after row with Tony Pulis

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp says 'sorry' to Tony Pulis

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has offered an apology to West Brom boss Tony Pulis after last weekend's stormy 2-2 draw between the sides.

The pair did not shake hands after the game, which saw Divock Origi score a stoppage-time equaliser for the Reds.

The goal led to wild celebrations from the German, who later criticised Albion's style of play.

"I have no problems shaking hands, saying sorry and having a talk," he said.

"I can say sorry for everything I said in the game. I am very emotional and Tony Pulis is similar.

"I have big respect for his work but in that situation it was not easy to switch on the lamps and switch them off. I wanted to go to the players and to be together with them."

Earlier, Pulis claimed Klopp's remark that Albion "only played long balls" was an attempt to deflect attention from the Reds.

"It was disappointing, but he's got his opinions and he can say what he wants," Pulis said.

"We apologise. We actually played three longer passes in 99 minutes than what Liverpool played in that game. Sky TV came out with that stat.

"So as a football club we apologise to Liverpool for playing three more longer passes than they did. There's always a bit of spin put on things these days.

"But if I had a team that was worth £200m, playing against a team that was worth less than £20m and we never won that game, I'd be doing my best to divert it away from the fact that I had 10 times more value on the pitch than my opposition and couldn't win.

"I'm not annoyed - I'm just stating the facts. Forget all the spin - that's the facts."

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