Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been banned for a game by the English Football Association for his verbal attack on referee Paul Tierney. The FA announced on Thursday.
In addition, the 55-year-old has to pay a fine of 75,000 pounds (about 86,000 euros). Another game will be suspended on probation until the end of the 2023/24 season.
This means that Klopp will not be on the sidelines in his team’s important game against Aston Villa (4 p.m. / Sky) on Saturday. Two games before the end of the season, the ex-champion is fifth in the table and is still hoping to qualify for the Champions League.
After the league game against Tottenham Hotspur on April 30, Klopp was critical of referee Tierney. “I really don’t know what he has against us,” said Klopp after the 4: 3. He celebrated the victory exuberantly in front of the fourth official – and later regretted his emotional outburst. After all, this had a mitigating effect on “repeat offenders” Klopp.