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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp to miss Southampton clash after he is handed one-match touchline ban

Jurgen Klopp is BANNED from the touchline for Liverpool’s clash with Southampton on Saturday as the FA win their appeal over lenient £30,000 fine that the German received after his furious rant at an official during their win over Man City

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been handed a one-match touchline ban
  • He was initially fined £30,000 over his conduct in the game against Man City 
  • The FA felt that was too lenient and an appeal board has suspended the German
  • It means he will miss Liverpool’s final game before the World Cup this weekend 

Jurgen Klopp has been handed a one-match touchline ban after the Football Association successfully appealed against the decision to only fine the Liverpool manager for confronting a match official.

Klopp was initially fined £30,000 by an independent regulatory commission over his conduct towards officials during the game against Manchester City on October 16.

The FA felt that was too lenient and an independent appeal board has now suspended the German from the touchline with immediate effect.

Jurgen Klopp has been handed a one-match touchline ban after the FA won their appeal over what they perceived to be a lenient punishment after his furious rant towards an official

Jurgen Klopp has been handed a one-match touchline ban after the FA won their appeal over what they perceived to be a lenient punishment after his furious rant towards an official

Liverpool face Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.

Klopp was sent off in the 86th minute of his side’s 1-0 win on October 16 for confronting assistant referee Gary Beswick in a furious reaction to a foul not been given for a challenge on Mohamed Salah by Bernardo Silva.

The German admitted to ‘losing it’ but insisted he had not sworn at Beswick. 

Asked the day after the fine whether he felt it was a fair punishment, Klopp responded: ‘Should I have got a ban? I don’t know.

‘I never was in the situation, I never had a red card, I didn’t ever have a yellow card as far as I know.

‘I’m the wrong person that you should ask. I have no idea about what the usual things are. I had a touchline ban years ago in the Champions League with (Borussia) Dortmund, very similar situation, but obviously the Champions League is slightly different.

‘I know what I said, and I know that saying that, but from a further distance and with a different face, it would have been completely fine. I said ‘how can you not, how can you not?’

‘I think the most expensive face, I’m not sure in the world, but at least here. I think it’s a lot of money but I heard it will be invested for something good, and that’s fine.’

More to follow… 

Klopp was initially fined £30,000 after his red card in their 1-0 victory over Manchester City

Klopp was initially fined £30,000 after his red card in their 1-0 victory over Manchester City


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