Chris accepts apology
Brighton manager Chris Hughton has accepted an apology from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after initially not shaking hands following the Reds' 5-1 Premier League victory at the Amex Stadium.
It was the first time the Seagulls had been on the end of a heavy defeat following what has generally been a determined return to top-flight action after an absence of some 34 years.
With emotions running high on both sides, Klopp appeared to briefly snub the Brighton manager as he was approached for a handshake following the final whistle, which led to a heated response from Hughton. Klopp, though, has subsequently moved to clear up the "misunderstanding", which he said occurred because "(Liverpool forward) Mo Salah passed my way and I gave him a hug".
Hughton was asked for his take on the issue when speaking at a press conference ahead of tomorrow's Premier League match at Huddersfield, and the Brighton boss also looked to draw a line under the matter.
"Credit to Jurgen, he came looking for me afterwards, I was doing the press at the time. I've heard his comments and I very much believe his comments," Hughton said. "Certainly what you don't want to do is take the emotions out of the game."