Carragher says Arsenal fans been ripping Liverpool celebration, here's his response

Carragher Defends

Jamie Carragher has had his say on Liverpool's celebrations against West Brom.

Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports Monday Night Football that supporters criticising Liverpool's 'celebration' after the final whistle at Anfield on Sunday are missing the point.

The ex-Reds defender laid into Arsenal last season for taking selfie pictures after routine Premier League wins, and admitted fans of the Gunners have been giving him stick after Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool players exuberant post match actions after a draw at home to West Brom.

Liverpool's players marched over to the Kop after the game, arms raised, with Klopp cheering and gesturing loudly.

Carragher said: "I've had plenty of messages on social media, especially from arsenal fans, after criticising their team selfies.

"I think people may be missing the point. It wasn't a celebration, you're not celebrating drawing against West Brom. I think it was a thank you for supporters for the role they played in bringing the team back to get the equalising goal. It's also common place in Germany, and something you might see in the future from Liverpool and Klopp.

"I think it was also a message to the supporters at Liverpool. The atmosphere hasn't been great the last 18 months on the back of poor performances really, and in think it was bit of, that's what you can do, we need help, get off your backsides and roar us on. It's a message to Liverpool fans and a thank you for then role they played."

Whether the actions help build a better atmosphere at Liverpool in the future will be put to the test, but what Klopp is showing is a willingness to throw out the normal conventions and go his own route.

While his methods may raise eyebrows, Klopp has a track record of success at Borussia Dortmund, and fans should just enjoy it and not take too much umbrage with anything like this, and the more frequent it becomes, it will diminish becoming a talking point.

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