Jurgen Klopp has responded to claims that he “lied” during an altercation with referee Paul Tierney during Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Klopp admitted that the incident “shouldn’t have happened” and that he was wrong to have become involved in the dispute. The Liverpool manager was seen arguing with Tierney after the referee had awarded a penalty to Spurs late in the game. Chris Sutton, a former Premier League player, has called for Klopp to receive a touchline ban for his actions.
Klopp said: “I was wrong in the situation and I should not have reacted like I did. It was a heated moment and I said some things that I shouldn’t have said. I respect the referee and the decision he made and I apologise for my behaviour.” He added that he was “fully aware” of the consequences of his actions and that he will accept any punishment handed down to him by the authorities.