Jurgen Klopp avoids touchline ban but fined £30,000 after red card during Liverpool-Man City

Klopp fined but not banned Credit: Alamy
Klopp fined but not banned Credit: Alamy

Jurgen Klopp has avoided a touchline ban but has been fined £30,000 after he was sent off during Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Man City earlier this month.

The German was sent off for confronting Anthony Taylor after a free-kick was not given following a challenge from Bernardo Silva on Mohamed Salah. He later admitted that he “lost it”.

Klopp has been found guilty of improper conduct and he has been fined £30,000.

The Football Association may choose to appeal that decision once it receives the written reasons from the panel.

An FA statement read: “Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 for breaching FA Rule E3 during Liverpool FC’s Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Sunday 16 October.

“The manager accepted his behaviour during the 86th minute was improper, and an independent Regulatory Commission imposed his sanction during a hearing.

“This sanction is subject to appeal by either Jurgen Klopp or the FA following receipt of the independent Regulatory Commission’s written reasons.”

In February last year, Klopp was fined £45,000 after accepting an FA charge for questioning the integrity of referee Kevin Friend and/or implying bias after a 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Four years ago Klopp was fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct after running onto the pitch to celebrate with goalkeeper Alisson Becker after Divock Origi scored a Merseyside derby winner in the sixth minute of added time.

Speaking earlier this month, West Ham boss David Moyes defended Klopp in response to his actions at Anfield.

“His actions are part of it and he was really heated but if you were in that position on Sunday you would probably do the same.

“But we’ve all got great respect for referees and the work they have to do. I hope, in their way, they will understand that for 90 minutes or a bit longer we can sometimes lose our heads here and there a little bit.

“If we keep talking about it and keep bringing it to attention then we keep having to answer the questions. But if you don’t ask us any questions about the referees or talk to us about them, then we try to forget about it.

“I don’t think you should really be asking me a question about Jurgen Klopp because I can’t speak for Jurgen Klopp. But if you ask me a question about managers then I am really keen to talk to you about that.

“For 90 minutes or a bit longer it becomes an emotional game and maybe sometimes you can change your character from what your true character is.”

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