Arsene Wenger revealed after our 3-3 draw with Liverpool that he actually had to attempt to stop Jurgen Klopp from getting sent to the stands.
The atmosphere between the two managers on Wednesday night was actually pretty sweet. There’s clearly a huge amount of respect between them and even during the game they were shown laughing and joking together (presumably about the absurdity of the match).
After the game, Wenger admitted that he’d had to try and calm the former Dortmund boss down before he got sent off to the stands by the fourth official.
“I told him to calm down as they will send you into the stand here because at Liverpool you are very close to each other,” he said.
“He will explain that better to you than I would as I don’t really know why. I think it was for a throw in. There was no bad feelings at all.”
As the final whistle blew, Wenger and Klopp shared a warm, genuine handshake, which is something of a rarity these days in the Premier League and I wouldn’t be surprised if they spoke about the match behind the scenes later on.
It’s good to see that, despite the intensity of the game itself, there was no animosity afterwards.