Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp handed touchline ban for weekend clash against Southampton


    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
    Klopp will not be in the dougout on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been handed a touchline ban for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Southampton.

    Klopp was shown a red card in the final minutes of his side’s 1-0 win over Manchester City on 16 October, later admitting to ‘losing it’ after berating match officials over the decision to not award Mohamed Salah a foul.

    Klopp received a £30,000 fine following an investigation by the Independent Regulatory Commission.

    But the Football Association took the rare step of appealing that decision last week, seeking a stronger punishment.

    The FA have now confirmed the success of that appeal with the ban to come in ‘with immediate effect.’

    A statement read: ‘An independent Appeal Board has allowed the FA’s appeal against an Independent Regulatory Commission’s sanction in relation to the recent case involving Jurgen Klopp.

    ‘As a result the Liverpool FC manager has been suspended from the touchline for one match with immediate effect, fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct.’

    Klopp raged with the decision to not give Salah a free kick (Picture: Getty)
    Klopp raged with the decision to not give Salah a free kick (Picture: Getty)

    His red card last month marked the first time Klopp has been sent off during his seven years at Liverpool, pursuing assistant referee Gary Beswick after Salah appeared to be hauled down by Bernardo Silva right in front of the dugout.

    ‘It was my fault but it was not that it was a boring 0-0 and I stood there and went bonkers,’ said Klopp.

    ‘There is no excuse, I don’t want an excuse, it happened and it was obvious as everyone saw it. That he gave me a red card is absolutely OK.

    ‘Send me away, fine.

    ‘I know about our role in public and how difficult it is to be a ref. I am a ref five times a week in training and you never get it right.

    ‘In the end we are all human beings. For 99 minutes in this case it was pretty intense and always being the perfect version of yourself is actually not possible and in these moments more difficult.’

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