sport news Klopp says he cannot understand taunting rivals after Walker tweet

'I never celebrated another team dropping points': Jurgen Klopp says he cannot understand taunting rivals after Kyle Walker's deleted tweet mocking Liverpool draw with Leicester Jurgen Klopp refuted accusations Liverpool acted unsportingly vs Leicester  Ground staff only cleared the area Liverpool were attacking in second half After the 1-1 draw, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker sent a mocking tweet

By Dominic King for MailOnline

Published: 15:18 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 15:38 GMT, 1 February 2019

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Jurgen Klopp has defended accusations that Liverpool acted in an unsporting way against Leicester, and insisted he would never revel in another team's misfortune.

One incident was magnified more than any other after Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Anfield and that was the fact the ground staff cleared the quarter of the pitch that had been covered in ice and frost during half-time in preparation for Liverpool's attack in the second half.

Manchester City fans picked upon the episode but there was no discernible benefit for Liverpool, as they drew at home for the first time since October 7.

Jurgen Klopp has defended accusations that Liverpool acted unsportingly against Leicester

Jurgen Klopp has defended accusations that Liverpool acted unsportingly against Leicester

Ground staff cleared the area Liverpool were attacking in second half, but not other end

Ground staff cleared the area Liverpool were attacking in second half, but not other end

After the 1-1 draw, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker tweeted this - it was later deleted

After the 1-1 draw, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker tweeted this - it was later deleted

It prompted Kyle Walker, City's right-back, to tweet a picture of Harry Maguire – who scored Leicester's goal – in which he mocked Klopp's team dropping two points.

Walker deleted the tweet within 30 minutes of posting it but it was viewed thousands of times. Klopp did not criticise the England international but he was at loss to understand why he – or anyone – would do something to taunt a rival.

'I cannot help that,' said Klopp, whose team lead the title race by five points. 'I'm not sure what that says about us, it says a bit more about the other person. I never celebrated another team dropping points or losing a game. For me, that's not allowed.

'I never ask anybody to clear one side of the pitch and leave the other in the mud. It's sport, you have to do your own thing and try to show

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