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Jurgen Klopp laughs off broken glasses after Liverpool win thriller at Norwich

Published 23/01/2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his glasses when getting involved in the celebrations
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp lost his glasses when getting involved in the celebrations

Jurgen Klopp was able to laugh off comical defending after breaking his glasses celebrating Liverpool's astonishing 5-4 win at Norwich.

Adam Lallana celebrated his stoppage-time winner in the nine-goal thriller at Carrow Road by embracing Klopp, who lost his glasses as the rest of the team joined in.

Asked about the joyous scenes which greeted Liverpool's first Barclays Premier League win of 2016, Klopp said: "I don't know, I saw nothing.

"Usually I have a second pair, but I couldn't find them. It's really difficult looking for glasses without glasses."

It was not the first time Klopp's glasses had been broken during a match, with one damaged pair residing in former club Borussia Dortmund's museum.

"We won for the first time against Bayern Munich and Nuri Sahin broke my glasses. Today it was Adam," he added.

The defending Klopp witnessed before substitute Lallana's dramatic late intervention was less amusing.

"It may sound crazy when I say we defended better today," Klopp added.

"We've made different mistakes. If you win 5-4 it's a funny story, but it's not that funny. We have to solve it.

"Today we conceded four goals after set-plays, but we defended them better. We got all the goals after second ball set plays. Things like this can happen.

With his shirt off, Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (C) celebrates scoring their late winning goal with teammates and Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (3rd R), as Norwich City's Scottish coach Alex Neil (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP/Getty Images
With his shirt off, Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (C) celebrates scoring their late winning goal with teammates and Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (3rd R), as Norwich City's Scottish coach Alex Neil (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP/Getty Images
File photo dated 23-01-2016 of Liverpool's Adam Lallana (20) celebrates with his team-mates and manager Jurgen Klopp after scoring his side's fifth goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. PA
Adam Lallana (C) of Liverpool ceelbrates scoring his team's fifth goal with his team mates and manager Jurgen Klopp (2nd R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
With his shirt off, Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana (C) celebrates scoring their late winning goal with teammates and Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (2nd R) during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) celebrates after the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
With his shirt off, Liverpool's English midfielder Adam Lallana celebrates scoring their late winning goal with Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (C) holding his glasses during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP/Getty Images
Adam Lallana (L) of Liverpool ceelbrates scoring his team's fifth goal with his manager Jurgen Klopp (R) and team mate Kolo Toure (C) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Liverpool's Lucas Leiva (right) and Norwich City's Matthew Jarvis in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 23, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Norwich. Photo credit should read: Jon Buckle/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores his side's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 23, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Norwich. Photo credit should read: Jon Buckle/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Norwich City's Irish midfielder Wes Hoolahan (R) celebrates with Norwich City's Scottish striker Steven Naismith (L) after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (L) vies with Norwich CityÕs Scottish striker Steven Naismith during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at the Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, Norfolk, England on January 23rd, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (L) vies with Norwich City's Scottish striker Steven Naismith during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. Liverpool won the game 5-4. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
LiverpoolÕs captain English midfielder James Milner celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
LiverpoolÕs captain English midfielder James Milner celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
Norwich City's Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani (L) turns to celebrate after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (R) celebrates with Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson and Liverpool's English midfielder Jordon Ibe (C) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England, on January 23, 2016. AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Adam Lallana (C) of Liverpool ceelbrates scoring his team's fifth goal with his team mates and manager Jurgen Klopp (2nd R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Adam Lallana (C) of Liverpool ceelbrates scoring his team's fifth goal with his team mates and manager Jurgen Klopp (2nd R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool reacts after his challenge on Steven Naismith of Norwich City resulting in the penalty kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Ivo Pinto (C) of Norwich City and Adam Lallana of Liverpool compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: James Milner of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Jordan Henderson (L) of Liverpool celebrate with Emre Can (R) after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Adam Lallana of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Roberto Firmino (L) of Liverpool ceelbrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mates Jordan Henderson (C) and Adam Lallana (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool and Wes Hoolahan of Norwich City compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Wes Hoolahan (L) of Norwich City converts the penalty to score his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Wes Hoolahan (R) of Norwich City celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mate Steven Naismith (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Wes Hoolahan (R) of Norwich City celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mate Steven Naismith (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Steven Naismith of Norwich City is fouled by Alberto Moreno of Liverpool resulting in the penalty kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Wes Hoolahan (L) of Norwich City converts the penalty to score his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Wes Hoolahan (R) of Norwich City celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mate Steven Naismith (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Jonathan Howson of Norwich City controls the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Young football fans wait for players' arrival prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Timm Klose of Norwich City warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the warm up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on during the warm up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Matchday scarves are on sale prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: A general view of the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Matchday programmes are on sale prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Norwich City uniforms are displayed at the official marchandise prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Norwich City mug cups are on sale at the official marchandise prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Norwich City uniforms are displayed at the official marchandise prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Matchday scarves are on sale at a stall outside the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Bicycles are parked outside the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Matchday programmes are on sale prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Matchday scarf is on sale at a stall outside the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on January 23, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

"That's how life is: solve one problem and you have another one.

"They do what we have to do, defend the first ball, but because of our history they all stay in the box.

"The first (Norwich) goal, with the heel, you have to be offside if you stay there. It's unbelievable. It's not possible.


"I am not happy with this situation, for sure."

Dieumerci Mbokani had cancelled out Roberto Firmino's opener with a brilliant back-heel before Steven Naismith put Norwich 2-1 up at half-time.

Wes Hoolahan converted a penalty after Alberto Moreno fouled Naismith, before Jordan Henderson and then Firmino scored to level matters.

James Milner scored after Russell Martin's terrible back-pass to put Liverpool in front again, but Sebastien Bassong thought he had earned a point for Norwich with a stoppage-time strike, only for Lallana's winner.

"At the end we can be really happy with everything, nearly everything, especially with the three points," Klopp said.

"But a draw would've been deserved for both teams."

Norwich boss Alex Neil was crestfallen after watching his side give away a 3-1 lead.

He said: "We were good value for 3-1. I thought we were the better side.

"They scored really quickly after we got our third goal, through poor defending from us.

"I don't really know what to say. Defensively they made extremely poor decisions, cost ourselves three points, because we had it comfortably.

"We failed to make correct decisions at vital times in the game and it cost us goals.

"People's lasting memory of this game will be what happened in the last 25 minutes of this game.

"Up until then everything was going well for us, but then we transpired to really be the makers of our own downfall, through poor decision making, not looking after the ball, looking nervous and edgy at the back and basically not defending our box well enough.

"I didn't really celebrate the fourth goal, because I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

"I'm extremely angry. And so should they be. Angry with themselves, frustrated.

"We managed to score four goals at home, which should mean we're going home with three points."

Naismith's performance was a bright point, but Neil could only think of the manner of the defeat.

He added: "He was good, but it's so frustrating, because I'm pretty sure the forward play that we had, the boys will be thinking we deserved something from the game.

"But when you defend the way we did as a team it isn't really going to matter."

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