Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was punished for an interview in which he openly attacked the referee after the match.
The FA (British Football Association) officially announced on its official website on the 19th (Korean time) that “Coach Klopp was banned from the touchline for two games and fined 75,000 pounds (about 124 million won).”토토사이트
The reason Klopp was punished lies in the Tottenham Hotspur match in the 34th round of the Premier League in the 2022/23 season, which was held at Liverpool’s home stadium Anfield on the 1st.
On this day, Liverpool defeated Tottenham 4-3 after a slugfest and took 3 points. Tottenham striker Son Heung-min scored a goal and 1 assist, but Liverpool scored a theatrical goal in extra time in the second half and took the victory.
At this time, manager Klopp expressed dissatisfaction with referee Paul Tierney, who served as referee against Tottenham throughout the game. When Diogo Jota scored a theatrical goal in extra time in the second half, he ran furiously to the referee and got angry.
Even after the game, in an interview with Sky Sports, “We have a history with Tierney. I really don’t know what he has against us,” he said. “He said there was nothing wrong, but it can’t be true.”
Coach Klopp, who openly criticized the referee’s decision, could not avoid disciplinary action in the end.
The FA said, “According to the media comments mentioned after the match against Tottenham, Klopp was suspended from touchline access for two games and fined 75,000 pounds (approximately 124 million won).”
“The two-game touchline ban will take effect immediately for only one game,” he added.
Klopp said in a post-match interview that he questioned the referee’s honesty and admitted that his comments were biased, personal, offensive and inappropriate because they brought disrepute to the game.
As manager Klopp was disciplined, Liverpool will play one of the remaining two games of the 2022/23 season without manager Klopp.
5th place (19 wins, 8 draws, 9 losses), which has not given up its dream of advancing to the UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League, Liverpool is set to play Aston Villa in the 37th round of the league on the 20th.