Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp charged by FA after clash with referee Paul Tierney following the German’s Liverpool win against Tottenham at Premier League last weekend.
Per FA’s latest announcement, the Reds boss has been charged with improper conduct with the comments he made about referee Tierney. Klopp will have until this Friday to appeal the decision.
What happened – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp charged by FA after clash with referee
Klopp was every Liverpool fans when Diogo Jota scored a late winner in the dramatic 4-3 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
The manager ran toward fourth official John Brooks after the last-minute winner, which caused him getting booked by referee Tierney.
55-year-old Klopp, who suffered a hamstring injury in the incident, hit out on Tierney in his post-match interview, saying that the yellow card was ‘not okay’.
“We have our history with (Paul) Tierney, I really don’t know what this man has against us, he has said there is no problems but that cannot be true,” he said at the time.
Klopp added: “My celebration towards the fourth official, I didn’t say any bad words or nothing unnecessary, which is fair. I got my punishment by pulling my hamstring. But what he said to me when he gave me the yellow card is not okay.”
The former Dortmund boss also hinted that he and Tierney has ‘a history’, as he was quoted saying: “I don’t know what this man has against us”.
“How he looks at me, I don’t understand it. But again? He was reffing against Tottenham [in 2021] where Harry Kane should have got a red card. And I love this player, crazy player and I don’t want him to get a red card, but he should.”
Revisit Klopp’s row with Tierney in the past
It was back in 2021, when Tierney was in charge of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham.
At that time, Spurs’ Kane avoided a red while Andy Robertson was later sent off for violent conduct.
The Liverpool manager felt Kane should have been dismissed and criticised Tierney’s lack of “objectivity”.
At the full-time whistle, Klopp went up to Tierney and that was where he said the referee was the one official he has an issue with.