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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp to miss Southampton clash after receiving one-match touchline ban

Jurgen Klopp is BANNED from the touchline for Liverpool’s clash with Southampton on Saturday as the FA won its appeal over the lenient £30,000 fine the German received after his furious rant at an official during their win over Man City.

  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp handed a one-match ban on the touchline
  • He was initially fined £30,000 for his conduct in the game against Man City.
  • The FA felt he was too lenient and an appeal board suspended the German.
  • It means he will miss Liverpool’s last game before the World Cup this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp will miss Liverpool’s game against Southampton this weekend after the Football Association successfully appealed a decision to fine the manager solely for his furious rant against a match official.

The German was initially fined £30,000 by an independent regulatory commission for his conduct towards the referees during the match against Manchester City on October 16.

However, the FA deemed Klopp’s punishment too lenient, and an independent appeals board suspended the Liverpool manager from the touchline with immediate effect.

Jurgen Klopp was handed a one-match touchline ban after the FA won his appeal for what they perceived as lenient punishment following his furious rant at a referee.

The ban means Klopp will miss Liverpool's clash with Southampton at the weekend.

The ban means Klopp will miss Liverpool’s clash with Southampton at the weekend.

It means he will miss Liverpool’s last game before the World Cup, when they host Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.

Klopp was sent off in the 86th minute of his team’s 1-0 victory on Oct. 16 for confronting assistant referee Gary Beswick in an angry reaction to a missed foul on a Bernardo Silva challenge on Mohamed Salah.

The German admitted to having “lost control” but insisted he had not sworn in Beswick.

Asked the day after the fine if he felt it was a fair punishment, Klopp replied: “Should I have a ban? I don’t know.

Klopp was initially fined £30,000 after his red card in their 1-0 win over Manchester City.

Klopp was initially fined £30,000 after his red card in their 1-0 win over Manchester City.

Klopp walks away after his red card following his complaints that a challenge on Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah by Manchester City's Bernardo Silva did not take place.

Klopp walks away after his red card following his complaints that a challenge on Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah by Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva did not take place.

“I was never in the situation, I never had a red card, I never had a yellow card, that I know of.

I’m the wrong person you should be asking. I have no idea what the usual things are. I had a touchline ban years ago in the Champions League with (Borussia) Dortmund, a very similar situation, but obviously the Champions League is a bit different.

‘I know what I said, and I know to say that, but from a greater distance and with a different face, it would have been completely fine. I said ‘how can’t you, how can’t you?’

‘I think the most expensive face, I’m not sure in the world, but at least here. I think it’s a lot of money, but I heard it’s going to be spent on something good, and that’s fine.’

Klopp and Liverpool won the game 1-0, but almost a month after the clash on October 16, the German was punished after the appeal of his furious rant against a referee.

Klopp and Liverpool won the game 1-0, but almost a month after the clash on October 16, the German was punished after the appeal of his furious rant against a referee.

On the Friday after the match between the two Premier League giants, the FA confirmed its decision to appeal.

In a statement, they wrote: “The FA can confirm that it is appealing the independent Regulatory Commission’s sanction in relation to the recent case involving Jurgen Klopp after reviewing its written reasons.”

Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 by the independent Regulatory Commission for breaching the FA’s E3 rule during Liverpool FC’s Premier League match on Sunday 16th October 2022 against Manchester City FC.

The FA launched the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign in September, which aims to eradicate abuse at all levels of the game.

The FA is understood to feel that elite managers have an example to set in the grassroots game in terms of what is acceptable behaviour.

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