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Jurgen Klopp ESCAPES a touchline ban for his red card against Man City, as Liverpool boss is fined

BREAKING NEWS: Jurgen Klopp ESCAPES a touchline ban for his red card against Man City, as Liverpool boss is fined £30,000 by the FA for his touchline tirade which infuriated referees’ charity

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 for being sent off by the FA
  • The German has avoided a touchline ban for berating the officials in the match
  • Klopp was sent off for aggressive reaction towards the referee and his team

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 for his sending-off against Manchester City, but will not be given a touchline ban.

The German charged down the touchline and berated the officials after deeming Mohamed Salah to have been fouled late on in the second-half of the Reds 1-0 victory over City.

In a highly fraught and tense game, referee Anthony Taylor adjudged Klopp to have overstepped the mark and sent him to the stands following his berating of the referee and his team, predominantly assistant referee Gary Beswick.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 after being sent off against Man City

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 after being sent off against Man City

Klopp charged down the touchline to berate the officials, but has avoided a touchline ban

Klopp charged down the touchline to berate the officials, but has avoided a touchline ban

A statement released by the Football Association read: ‘Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 for breaching FA Rule E3 during Liverpool FC’s Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Sunday 16 October 2022.

‘The manager accepted that his behaviour during the 86th minute was improper, and an independent Regulatory Commission imposed his sanction during a hearing. 

‘This sanction is subject to appeal by either Jurgen Klopp or The FA following receipt of the independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons.’

Klopp’s sending off came as Liverpool were looking to see out their 1-0 advantage with the team being pushed further and further back by City. 

The Egyptian Salah had the ball high up in City’s defensive third and looked to buy time before Bernardo Silva took him down.

The majority of those inside Anfield appeared as incredulous as Klopp at Taylor’s refusal to blow his whistle.

The non-foul was one of a series of decisions that left the players and managers frustrated with the officials.

Pep Guardiola appeared to be extremely angry at VAR’s decision to disallow Phil Foden’s second half strike while City’s players felt Thiago Alcantara should have been given his marching orders for a tackle on Rodri.

Klopp apologised to the media after being shown a red card during the Reds 1-0 win over City

Klopp apologised to the media after being shown a red card during the Reds 1-0 win over City

Despite what happened during the match, Klopp apologised to the media after his red card, by saying: ‘Of course, red card, my fault. I went over the top in the moment. 

‘I don’t think I was disrespectful to anybody but when you look back at the pictures — I know myself the way I look in these moments is already worth a red card. I lost it in that moment and that is not OK. 

‘But I think a little bit of an excuse I would like to mention, how can you not whistle for that foul? I wish I could get an explanation.

‘I don’t know what Pep said, but during the game we agreed that Anthony Taylor just let the things run. Why would you do that?

‘I heard now that people said it was Anfield that made the VAR decision (to disallow Foden’s goal).

‘But with a foul on Mo, Anfield had no chance to make any impact.

‘It’s a foul on Fabinho (in the lead-up to Foden’s goal), I think we agree on that. Then Alisson has the hand on the ball, so that’s a save, how I understand it… imagine now if it hadn’t been disallowed, now we would sit here and talk about three situations where he should have whistled.’


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