Jürgen Klopp"s celebration for Liverpool"s second goal against West Ham was absolutely bizarre
You can"t say he"s not passionate...
Jürgen Klopp isn"t generally known for being shy and retiring.
Whether it"s rocking Beatles t-shirts to Liverpool press conferences, getting involved with a sing-song with the fans, engaging in tense post match interviews or celebrating wildly on the touchline, the German knows how to make headlines.
That last element of Klopp"s robust character was out in force on Sunday afternoon as Liverpool began to reach cruise control against West Ham.
Following an early lead thanks to - who else? - Mo Salah, Sadio Mané made it 2-0 with a vaguely contentious finish and Klopp reacted by... well, we"re not 100% sure, to be honest.
Hunched forward and determinedly balling both of his fists around his crotch area and seemingly vibrating slightly, Klopp cut quite the bemusing figure.
Happy? Angry? Sad? Hungry? It"s hard to tell.
At time of writing, Liverpool are three up, so expect Klopp to be all smiles come full time, unless I"ve just put a colossal jinx on the Reds with not much time left.
Twitter"s reaction? Predictable enough...
Jurgen Klopp’s weird fist celebration for that second goal may have just outshone Naby Keita’s excellent first half performance! #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) August 12, 2018
The fist bumps are back for 2018/2019. Jurgen Klopp is absolutely delighted with that goal. Brilliant. 👏🏻
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) August 12, 2018
But why was Jurgen Klopp celebrating so animatedly? He"s going to celebrate every goal like that?
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) August 12, 2018
Jurgen Klopp is the type of guy that practices his celebrations in the mirror.
— Unai Emery (@_UnaiEmery_) August 12, 2018
That West Ham defending was almost as embarrassing as Jurgen Klopp"s weird goal celebration 🤔
I used to find him funny and endearing, even as LFC boss, but it"s become cringey and a bit panto now. Not EVERY goal needs an OTT, running fist pump celebration 🙄
— Jonny Evans (@JontyEvans) August 12, 2018
So yeah, the Premier League is well and truly back, then.