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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blasts his players for celebrating Chelsea star Christensen’s red saying ‘we NEVER do that’

LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp was furious with some of his players and staff for CHEERING after Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen was sent off.

The Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge swung on the stroke of half-time when the Danish centre-half saw red for an agricultural grab on Sadio Mane.

Christensen was first shown a yellow card by referee Paul Tierney, but VAR were quick to upgrade it to a straight red.

Mane was through on goal after a sublime pass from Jordan Henderson before last-man Christensen hauled him down.

French football journalist Julien Laurens reported that as Christensen was dismissed, "the Liverpool players in the stands clap and sort of celebrate".

This reportedly left the German gaffer furious, who turned around and shouted: "Are you crazy? We never ever do that, ok."

Speaking after the game Klopp, 53, explained more about the incident.

He said: "It was not one of my subs but another member of staff and I told him already what I think about it and he's good with that.

"But in the moment that's something I don't want to see."

Mane scored twice to seal Liverpool's 2-0 Premier League victory at Chelsea after another Kepa Arrizabalaga howler.

The Senegalese attacker bagged his first league goals at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool coasted to the win and even handing a second-half debut to new signing Thiago Alcantara.

Jorginho's failed penalty twisted the knife for frustrated Chelsea, with the Italy midfielder losing his flawless Blues record of eight successful spot-kicks.

Kepa commanded a world-record £72million fee for a goalkeeper in 2018 but has never lived up to that price-tag, with this latest error potentially his last in Chelsea colours for some time.

The 25-year-old dallied inexplicably on the ball under grave pressure from Mane and paid the ultimate price, as the Liverpool forward blocked his clearance and tapped into the empty net.

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is expected to complete his Chelsea move shortly, and the extra competition between the sticks cannot arrive soon enough.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in good spirits looking forward to Thiago Alcantara signing

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