West Brom boss Tony Pulis has issued a sarcastic apology to Jurgen Klopp for the Baggies’ style of play in the draw at Anfield on Sunday.
Divock Origi earned Liverpool a last-gasp 2-2 draw after Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson had seemingly put West Brom on course for victory following Jordan Henderson’s opener.
Reds boss Klopp refused to shake the hand of Pulis following the game, explaining that he was upset with the Albion’s tactics, labelling the match “not a friendly game”.
Pulis, however, pointed out that his side played just three more long balls than Liverpool at Anfield.
“I think it was disappointing but he’s got his opinions and he can say what he wants,” said Pulis.
“We apologise we actually played three longer passes in 99 minutes than Liverpool did in that game.
“As a football club we apologise to Liverpool for playing three longer passes.”
Pulis has claimed that Klopp was probably trying to mask the fact that his expensively-assembled side had failed to beat Pulis’ budget outfit.
He added: “Everything you hear and everything talked about today there’s always a bit of spin on it.
“If I had a team that was worth £200million playing against a team that was worth less than £20million and we never won that game I’d be doing my best to divert it away from the fact that I had 10 times more value on the pitch than my opposition number had and couldn’t win the game.
“I’m just stating the facts. Forget all the spin, that’s the facts.
“I dont know the fella, I don’t want to say anything else. They were the facts.
“We’ve got a big game Saturday (Bournemouth), a game that we think will be more difficult than the Liverpool game.”