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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp handed FA charge over press conference comments

Ryan Smart

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp handed FA charge over press conference comments

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been officially charged by the FA over comments made in a press conference after his side's 4-3 win over Tottenham, it has been confirmed.

The German boss was critical of referee Paul Tierney in his post-match interview after the 4-3 win.

Diogo Jota scored Liverpool's winning goal in the dramatic victory at Anfield, but much of the attention post-match focused on Klopp and his comments.

The FA, via its FA Spokesperson Twitter account, has confirmed that it has charged the Reds boss.

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A statement reads: "Liverpool FC's Jurgen Klopp has been charged following their Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 30 April.

"It is alleged that the manager's comments regarding the match official during post-match media interviews constitutes improper conduct in that they may imply bias, and/or question the integrity of the referee, and/or are personal or offensive, and/or bring the game into disrepute."

What did Klopp say?

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Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Klopp said: "We have our history with Tierney, I really don't know what he has against us. He has said there [are] no problems but that cannot be true.

"How he looks at me, I don't understand it. In England nobody has to clarify these situations. It's really tricky and hard to understand. What he said to me when he gave me the yellow card is not OK."

But speaking on Tuesday ahead of Liverpool's home fixture against Fulham, he admitted: "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.

"That is why I celebrated like I celebrated, there was the situation with the foul on Mo [Salah], no foul, but in my view a foul. Free kick, then another free kick, then the [Spurs' equalising] goal. And then a minute later we scored and then you should just be happy that you scored a goal, but I was just angry.

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"I did not say anything wrong. I was shouting, 'Without you, without you', which does not even make any sense."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Premier League

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