In recent times, games between Liverpool and Chelsea have always been extremely competitive affairs, with emotions always teetering on or sometimes over the edge. It wouldn’t be right to consider this fixture a derby, but it is definitely always a feisty encounter, making it an interesting fixture to look forward to every season.
And it was the same midweek as well. However, it is what happened after the game was over that is something of a departure from the norm.
Both Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp are similar characters. They’re vocal managers who demand a lot from their players; they also both wear their hearts on their sleeves.
Therefore, it should surprise no one that both managers were spotted talking animatedly and even hugging each other after their respective sides played out a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
See Conte and Klopp’s post match moment here: