Albion boss Chris Hughton has drawn a line under his Amex spat with Jurgen Klopp as he prepares to tackle the Liverpool manager's big pal David Wagner.

Hughton was angry with Klopp for celebrating Liverpool's 5-1 win last Saturday while he was attempting to shake hands with the German after the final whistle.

Klopp apologised ahead of Liverpool's midweek Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow.

He blamed the incident on a misunderstanding as he went to hug Mo Salah at the end of the game.

Hughton said: "Credit to Jurgen. He came looking for me afterwards, I was doing the press. I've heard his comments and I very much believe his comments.

"Sometimes it's an emotional game. When you've been at the bad end of a 5-1 defeat you can be angry yourself and possibly my reaction would be a little bit different if our result had been better.

"Occasionally some of these things happen. I believe he didn't do it intentionally. You don't want to take the emotions out of the game.

"He hasn't contacted me but he did come to see my staff, my goalkeeping coach (Ben Roberts). More importantly I heard what he had to say in his press conference.

"He didn't have to say that. I very much appreciate his words. They were very honest and it shows a certain amount of respect which goes both ways from both managers."

Wagner, boss of Albion's Saturday hosts Huddersfield, and Klopp are lifelong friends and colleagues from time spent together with German clubs, including Borussia Dortmund.