Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for his comments about referee Paul Tierney.
What’s the news?
Liverpool battled themselves to a hard fought 4-3 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the weekend and after the game Klopp turned to the match officials, stating he wasn’t surprised by some of the decisions made against Liverpool, as he pointed out that Tierney ‘had something against Liverpool’.
What did the FA say?
A statement from an FA spokesperson read: “It is alleged that the manager’s comments regarding the match official during post-match media interviews constitutes improper conduct in that they imply bias, and/or question the integrity of the referee, and/or are personal/offensive, and/or bring the game into disrepute.”
Klopp has been given until May 5th to respond to the charges, where it is expected he will accept the charges and a punishment that will follow. On Tuesday Klopp admitted his reaction after the game were too much: “The whole situation should not have happened at all, that is it. It should not have happened at all, but it was out of emotion and anger in that moment”, Klopp told reporters.