Jurgen Klopp suspended and fined for media comments

Jurgen Klopp has been suspended from the touchline for two matches and fined 75,000 pounds following his comments to the media after the game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Following Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on April 30, Klopp criticized referee Paul Tierney, alleging that he has a habit of making questionable rulings during Liverpool games.

A touchline ban had always seemed the most likely outcome, but the following investigation dragged on and, for many at least, receded into the background as Liverpool played Fulham, Brentford, and Leicester City without any indication of a conclusion or ruling.

That decision was made today, just in time for Klopp to be prohibited from seeing the final home game of the 2022–23 Premier League due to his touchline suspension.

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The FA sentenced Klopp to a two-match suspension. However, the second match of that suspension is suspended, provided that the manager doesn’t commit any other violations of Rule E3 by the end of the upcoming 2023–24 season.

Klopp will only miss the game on Saturday if he avoids any other charges till the end of next season. The second game of the touchline suspension will immediately begin if he is found guilty of a similar charge the following season.

For Saturday’s afternoon kickoff, as this squad bids farewell to the Anfield crowd, assistant Pepijn Lijnders will be in command on the bench.