Liverpool fans should be focusing on these words from Jurgen Klopp after West Brom draw

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The talk is about an apparent celebration of a point against West Brom, but Klopp's actual words speak volumes.

The Premier League has seen its first real bit of Jurgen rage.

The manager's spat with opposite number Tony Pulis during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion has grabbed the headlines, along with his celebration and taking the players towards the Kop after Divock Origi's deflected strike salvaged a point for the side at Anfield.

Naturally, Liverpool fans like to divide themselves over such issues as tedious as to whether the manager wants his players to partake in such an act like they did at the final whistle. There is no kind of fan infighting like Liverpool fan infighting - but I digress.

Some have referred to the act as the symbol of a 'small club,' a tag which understandably is not something that Reds' fans want alongside their club's great name, but what has been overlooked are the comments he made to the BBC after the game, suggesting that West Brom's style of football will not and should not defeat Liverpool's at Anfield.

Judge for yourself, but comments like these aren't really the making of a manager who invests in small time acts:

"I have no problem in football if you lose a game, it's football you have to accept it but this game was not a game to lose. The opponent played only long balls, only set pays and if you get points like this do it, but not here any more. We have to stop this. If you want to defend against us, no problem, but the only playing long balls is not allowed to win against us"

It seemed like a coded message as well as the German showing his contempt for the style of football his side faced, but also his determination to turn Anfield into a fortress, a place where sides like West Brom fear heading to, because they didn't yesterday even if you can question their ambition in the game at times. 

He thinks the crowd can play a part, hence his antics after both Origi's goal and the final whistle - and there has been a huge disconnect in that area for a good few years. Imagine slating the manager for trying to build a bond again. 

One thing is clear, Klopp wants Liverpool to become feared once again on their own patch; his comments after the game show that. It just so happens that he wants the help of the fans on side as well.

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