After making disparaging remarks about referee Paul Tierney following Liverpool’s 4-3 victory over Tottenham last month, Jurgen Klopp received a two-game touchline suspension.
The Reds manager was fined £75,000 and given a two-game touchline suspension, one of which is deferred until next season after pleading guilty to a charge of improper behaviour.
After receiving a yellow card for celebrating his team’s victory in front of the fourth official, Klopp claimed that Tierney had’something against’ Liverpool and that what he said to him was ‘not okay.’
He told the reporters that he anticipated being punished before the Premier League matchup with Aston Villa on Saturday.
“It’s all right; I just want to know where the money is going. I’m happy to pay if it’s for a worthwhile purpose; if the FA keeps it, we’ll need to have another conversation”.
“People thought it would be longer. One game is OK; I can watch the game from a better position and I will be in contact with my coaches.”
On a brighter note, Klopp paid a glowing tribute to the departing quartet of Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner, who will leave Anfield at the end of the season.
“Four Liverpool legends, in my opinion, are saying goodbye to this club”.
“All the pleasant things wouldn’t have happened without Milly (James Milner) and Bobby (Roberto Firmino) who were here when I arrived”.
“Ox (Oxlade Chamberlain) Joined before Naby (Keita). Ox was occasionally unlucky, suffering horrible injuries at inconvenient times, but he’s a great man. Naby is remembered for having a few too many injuries, yet he still participated in key crucial matches and did well”.
Although we love them, but as you see most times, nothing last forever“. He said.
A victory would keep their top-four hopes alive with Liverpool currently a point behind Manchester United, but Klopp’s side have played a game more than Erik ten Hag’s men