Klopp given two-match touchline ban for referee rant
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has been given a two-match touchline ban after questioning the integrity of referee Paul Tierney following the Reds’ win over Tottenham Hotspur in April.
Klopp landed himself in bother with the authorities after blasting Tierney following the explosive finish to Liverpool’s 4-3 win at Anfield.
The German celebrated Diogo Jota’s stoppage-time winner, which got here after Liverpool had blown a three-goal lead, by charging down the touchline to have a good time wildly in entrance of fourth official John Brooks.
Klopp was booked however later claimed what Tierney mentioned to him was “not OK”, claiming he didn’t know what the official “has in opposition to us”.
The Soccer Affiliation — which additionally fined Klopp £75,000 ($93,000, 86,000 euros) — mentioned Thursday the primary recreation of the ban could be served instantly, with Liverpool dealing with Aston Villa on Saturday, whereas the second could be suspended pending the supervisor’s future conduct.
An FA assertion added Klopp had admitted his feedback concerning Tierney in post-match media interviews “represent improper conduct as they indicate bias, query the integrity of the referee, are private, offensive, and convey the sport into disrepute”.
Klopp informed reporters after the sport: “How they may give a foul on Mohamed Salah (simply earlier than Spurs’ third aim)? Now we have our historical past with Tierney. I actually don’t know what he has in opposition to us.
“He has mentioned there isn’t a issues however that can’t be true. How he seems to be at me, I don’t perceive it. My celebration was pointless, which is honest, however what he mentioned to me when he gave me the yellow card will not be OK.”