Monday 15 August 2016 00:09, UK
Jurgen Klopp says his celebration with Liverpool players after their fourth goal in the 4-3 win against Arsenal "is not allowed".
Klopp's men started the Premier League campaign with a dramatic win at the Emirates, despite falling a goal behind in the first half to Theo Walcott's strike.
A superb double from Philippe Coutinho, along with Sadio Mane's stunning debut goal and Adam Lallana's strike, put Liverpool 4-1 up, but Klopp admitted his celebrations after the fourth goal should not be allowed, and that he realised he was celebrating too soon.
"OK, I have a big, big part [to play] in the excitement in the last half hour, because it's not allowed to celebrate the fourth goal when there is still half an hour to go," Klopp told Sky Sports. "I knew it in the moment, but it was too late. I had Sadio [Mane] already on my back. For this moment we switched off the machines for a second.
"It was so intense, so warm, the first game. We opened the path for them again. Over the whole 90 minutes it's a deserved win. It will always be difficult winning in London against Arsenal."
The win meant Liverpool started the league campaign with a win for the fourth straight season, as the German takes charge of his first full season at the club.
Asked what pleased him most about the victory, Klopp said: "Staying in the game. It looked like after half an hour, it looked a little bit like it wasn't a Liverpool today, but we struck back, and that's very important.
"The kind of defending in the last 10 minutes also [pleased me]. It showed we can always score goals, but we can defend much better. We know when we defend better we know we are a threat for each opponent."
Asked if he would want this type of game every week, he said: "I'm not sure. But I would say we jumped into cold water today.
"But it's hard, it's Premier League and nothing should be easy and nothing is easy. We struck back and deserved the three points.
"It's a spectacular result but it's not a result you want to have too many times during the season."