Man City boss Pep Guardiola defends Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp as derby celebration fall-out continues
Pep Guardiola has defended Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp for his derby celebrations that have seen him slapped with an FA charge.
The Football Association have charged Klopp with misconduct after running on to the pitch in the 96th minute following Divock Origi's dramatic late winner against Everton at Anfield on Sunday.
Klopp raced to the halfway line and gave goalkeeper Alisson Becker a hug before retreating back to the dugout.
The Liverpool boss later apologised for his actions and revealed he had said sorry to Everton counterpart Marco Silva, who claimed not to have seen the incident nor heard the apology.
And Guardiola, who was "reminded of his responsibilities" after a similar incident after a late Raheem Sterling winner against Southampton, believes Klopp is merely guilty of showing his emotions.
"I did it against Southampton," said the Manchester City boss. "There are a lot of emotions in those moments.
"I know when I did it I was not happy to have done it, so I can understand Marco Silva and Mauricio Pellegrino when it happens.
"Sometimes it's what it is – an emotional game, everything happens in your mind. I take for my side, you have to be respectful for the other ones.
"When you win you are a huge personality when you lose it's a lack of respect. When you lose you are a bad guy and when you win everything is acceptable.
"We live in a world where everyone judges the winners and it's just that we win."
From what I could find on the net, Pep wasn't charged back then.