Nigel de Jong shared ‘you can’t dislike’ Jurgen Klopp after he was still interacting with the Liverpool fans half an hour after the full-time whistle.
With Man City fans heading home and most of the Etihad empty, the away fans had to stay behind for a short period and the Liverpool boss was seen doing his usual fist pumps towards the crowd.
Liverpool had just recorded an enthralling 2-2 draw against their Premier League title rivals, including coming from behind on two occasions.
It probably still doesn’t provide a clear indication as to what will happen in this race, but it’s probably a result Liverpool and Man City fans will happily take.
Nonetheless, Ex-Man City star de Jong was still inside the Etihad after the full-time whistle, as he commented on what he was seeing from Klopp, as he told Premier League Productions (10/04/22 at 6:45 pm).
“How can you not like this guy,” said De Jong. “I am Man City bias, but you can’t dislike this.
“It says something about the relationship he has with his fans. He always takes his time with them. He’s a great coach for the club.”
Liverpool should get the job done against Benfica, but before they meet Man City again, they will be hoping to ease past the Portuguese side in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Reds have a two-goal cushion which probably allows Klopp to make some changes for the second leg.
Complete that job, then their focus will be back on Man City and their FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley.
On paper, as things stand, it will be their last meeting of the season, but they could go to battle once more in the Champions League final.