Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager is suspended for two games after making comments towards Paul Tierney.
Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, has earned a two-match ban for comments he made regarding referee Paul Tierney during his team’s 4-3 victory over Tottenham in April.
It means the German will miss Sunday’s encounter at Anfield against Aston Villa.
The second game has been postponed until the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, which means Klopp will not miss the season finale against Southampton.
After the Spurs game, Klopp believed Tierney had “something against” the Reds.
He also received a £75,000 punishment after admitting wrongdoing and apologizing for his words.
Klopp was given a yellow card for celebrating Liverpool’s 94th-minute winner in front of the fourth official, and he subsequently felt Tierney’s words to him were “not OK.”
Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the refereeing regulatory body, stated at the time that it “strongly refutes” any claim that Tierney’s conduct were “improper.”
Three days after the match, Liverpool submitted a letter in response to the claims, claiming that emotions were high during a tense match and that, while Klopp did not want to “question Tierney’s integrity,” the referee had been engaged in a series of “questionable decisions” concerning the team.
The FA, on the other hand, stated the statements were a “particularly serious example of misconduct” and that it was “disturbed by Klopp’s very aggressive nature” towards the fourth official.
Klopp also issued an apology letter, stating that the language he used in the post-match interview were “inappropriate” and “driven by emotion.”