Paul Tierney is set to be considered for future Liverpool games despite his ongoing dispute with Jurgen Klopp. The disagreement between the two dates back to 2017 and has been escalating in recent days following an incident during and after Liverpool’s 4-3 victory over Tottenham. During the match, Klopp was shown a yellow card for his celebration in the face of fourth official John Brooks. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) have strongly backed Tierney, stating that audio of the incident showed the referee acting in a professional manner. Despite this, Klopp’s issues with Tierney could still influence decisions over who referees Liverpool games in the future. However, PGMOL have stated that they will not shy away from appointing Tierney to Liverpool fixtures. The Football Association (FA) have launched an investigation into Klopp’s allegations towards Tierney, with audio described as a “smoking gun” which would clear the referee of any wrongdoing. If found guilty, Klopp could face a touchline ban, which would be his second of the season after already missing one match in November. Both incidents stemmed from the officials’ failure to award a clear foul on Mohamed Salah directly in front of the linesman.