Jurgen Klopp’s superb response to Jason Tindall gesture after touchline comments

Jurgen Klopp couldn’t resist a cheeky dig at Newcastle assistant boss Jason Tindall following Liverpool’s dramatic win at St James’ Park.

Trailing to former Everton striker Anthony Gordon’s opener and at a numerical disadvantage following Virgil van Dijk’s red card, the Reds refused to accept defeat and got their reward when Darwin Nunez levelled with nine minutes remaining and then snatched victory three minutes into stoppage time.

It was spicy off the pitch too with Tindall and Klopp exchanging jibes on the touchline. During the first half, when the Magpies were in the ascendancy, Tindall was spotted shushing the German, who had been complaining about Van Dijk’s dismissal for a foul on Alexander Izak.

However, Klopp had the last laugh thanks to Nunez’s brace, with Liverpool smirking as he was photographed aimed a similar gesture in the direction of Tindall. Klopp has previously referred to Tindall’s very visible presence on the touchline, with some observers accusing Eddie Howe’s number two of chasing attention.

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He has been forced to take more of a backseat this season following new Premier League rules which dictate only one coach from each team can stand in the technical area.

Asked about the rule earlier this month, Klopp quipped: "It's like that in the Champions League anyway. I think it's only a problem for one team: Newcastle. Sorry!"

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For his part, Howe is not happy about the change, with the former Bournemouth boss describing the new rule as “strange”.

He said: "From our perspective, that's a blow… we've just worked naturally. There’s been no big plan of ours at the start of our careers to work in the way that we do, it’s just naturally evolved. We’ve always had that way of working.

"When the game’s going on I want to help the players as much as I can and I hope to help rather than hinder them by being close to them and trying to be quite active and vocal. And naturally, he joins in.

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"There are certain aspects of the game I ask him to concentrate on and he will then in that moment try to help the players too.

"Only one of us can do that, it’s just something we’ll have to navigate. I think you’ll see quite a bit of rotation from us on the sidelines.

"I think he’ll feel a natural tendency to want to get forward then be told he probably can’t. We don’t want to see him get sent off so we’ll have to try and get him chained to the dugout!"

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