liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed he was booked for his side’s thrilling celebration as referee Paul Tierney made comments to him 4-3 win Above Tottenham on Sunday.
Liverpool threw away an early three-goal lead against Spurs, which culminated when richardson Received a pause-time equalizer. However, ahead of Liverpool diogo jota Having scored the winner a minute later, Klopp celebrated by confronting fourth official John Brooks.
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Tierney gave Klopp a yellow card, but the Liverpool boss said after the match that he was angry with the referee’s comments on the touchline, describing them as “not fair”.
at a news conference on Tuesday ahead of his side Premier League clash with fulhamKlopp reveals what Tierney said: “I couldn’t get close to the fourth official, I felt my muscles [after pulling a hamstring], That’s it. Then Paul Tierney came to me, I didn’t expect red. I expected yellow. He said to me: ‘To me it is red, but because [you taunted the fourth official], it’s yellow.’ I said, ‘Red card for what?’
“I went in, tried to calm down and when I talked I couldn’t [the] Press. Then I said that what he said was ‘not right’. I thought it was not ok as it was not red but I opened the box with it. All I should have said was that he said it was a red card. How did I feel at that moment?”
British media reported on Tuesday that Klopp faces a lengthy ban for his celebration, with the English Football Association hoping it is protecting match officials.
Asked about the possible ban, the German coach said he regrets his actions and is ready for punishment: “I shouldn’t have said what I said, but I didn’t lie.
“It is not in my hands what is going on now. We won the game brilliantly 4-3 and [the] i just made headlines [were negative], We expect to react as everyone tells us [a punishment] Will come.”
Klopp suffered a hamstring injury during the celebration, which he said would be serious enough to keep a player out for six weeks.