Maurizio Sarri claims that Jurgen Klopp conceded he was “having fun” despite Chelsea being 1-0 up against Liverpool at the time.
The Blues were leading the match through an Eden Hazard opener at Stamford Bridge before Daniel Sturridge snatched a dramatic late point for Klopp’s men.
It was the second time the two teams had met in a matter of days as Chelsea knocked the Reds out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 win.
And Sarri has lifted the lid on one of his touchline conversations with Klopp during their Premier League draw.
“There are moments when the grand spectacle of it all convinces you to put aside any regrets,” Sarri told Corriere dello Sport. “Even if you concede at the last minute or five minutes into stoppages.
“That was an extraordinary show. Just 10 minutes earlier, I saw Klopp looking at me with the game going on. I asked: ‘Why are you smiling?’ He replied: ‘Aren’t you having fun?’
“I said: ‘So much’ and he added ‘Me too’. He was losing at the time. Even after the equaliser, remembering that moment, we hugged like two old friends.
“I’m sure he would’ve done the same even if Liverpool hadn’t equalised. The Premier League has this joy of football.”