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Stephen Killen

'Need to think' - Thomas Frank gives verdict on Jurgen Klopp behaviour ahead of Liverpool clash

Brentford manager Thomas Frank believes Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp 'comes across very well' after the German was charged following their dramatic win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The 55-year-old found himself at the centre of the controversy following Diogo Jota's last-gasp winner against Ryan Mason's side after his comments surrounding referee Paul Tierney.

The Portuguese striker's effort came second after Richarlison brought the north London side level sparking wild scenes that saw Klopp celebrate in front of the fourth official, Gary Beswick.

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Liverpool extended their winning run to five games on Wednesday thanks to Mohamed Salah's penalty. However, their triumph wasn't short of talking points after Darwin Nunez was adjudged to have been brought down by Issa Diop.

Cottagers manager Marco Silva slammed the decision from Stuart Attwell while captain Tom Cairney claimed the official admitted the error.

Speaking ahead of the Bees' trip to Anfield on Saturday, Frank explained that there is a responsibility from managers in how they act on the touchline but conceded that the emotions can spill over.

"I think we all as managers need to think about how we present ourselves on the touchline and of course we need to be aware of that," he said. "I try my best but I am not perfect. I have also done things that afterwards I am thinking I should have done a little better there.

"We’re only humans and there is a lot of emotion and pressure in those situations. This situation, I don’t know. I don’t know what exactly happened. I guess it is up to Jurgen to explain. I think in general Jurgen is coming across very well and then there are some times where we are very emotional and we maybe make a mistake.

"As I said, I try my best but sometimes the emotions and the pressure over time just gets you."


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