Klopp laments confrontation with fan during Swansea game

The Liverpool manager explained why he reacted the way he did to a fan who was shouting at him throughout Monday's defeat at Swansea.

Klopp sorry for fan confrontation

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp apologised for an altercation with a spectator during last night's 1-0 defeat at Swansea. Klopp's team saw their 14-game unbeaten Premier League run come to an end with the shock reverse at the Liberty Stadium on Monday.

Wind-up merchant

The German said he had reacted to a fan goading him during the clash, which was settled by a 40th-minute goal from Alfie Mawson. "He was shouting at me all the time," he explained. "Sorry, I reacted one time, I remind myself I am a human being and not a professional manager who takes that all the time and they can say whatever they want. At one point, I said 'please'. I had not a recorder like you so nobody taped it, nobody could hear what he said. That's fine. That's how it is. I have no problem with that. I just had one moment where I thought 'now, that's enough'. I'm not sure if we were already 1-0 down, I think we were, but it had nothing to do with it, but only enough."

The results leaves Liverpool fourth in the table - three points behind third-placed Chelsea. Klopp said his response to the fan wasn't over-the-top, but admitted he should not have reacted at all. "I'm sure I'm not the first manager. I think he’s a season-ticket holder," he continued. "It's my fault as well; I shouldn’t have reacted. But I didn't say anything bad, only that I showed I wasn't too happy by what he was saying all the time."