Everton boss Marco Silva has dismissed reports that his equivalent at Liverpool Jurgen Klopp apologised to him for his Merseyside derby celebration.
The Liverpool manager invaded the pitch, sprinting and fist-pumping, after Divock Origi’s last-gasp winner at Anfield on Sunday.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a huge mistake by bringing in play a Virgil van Dijk’s attempt at goal which appeared to be going over the bar.
The England goalkeeper helped the ball along the crossbar and it fell on the head of substitute Origi, who made no mistake at the death.
“Immediately after the game I apologised to Marco Silva when we spoke to each other,” Klopp claimed.
“I told him how much I respect his work, because it’s incredible what he has done with that team. They are just a really outstanding side.
“Derbies are always difficult games but this was a completely different difficult to the last few years.”
But Silva said Klopp did not apologise.
“No, he didn’t apologise to me,” the Liverpool Echo quoted the Portuguese as saying.
“All of your colleagues asked me about this situation but, to be honest, I didn’t see what happened.
Klopp faces punishment from the Football Association for encroaching onto the pitch while the match is still in process.