Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp faces a sideline ban or a fine soon after getting charged by the Football Affiliation (FA) for responses he made about referee Kevin Close friend soon after his side’s Premier League clash at West Ham on February 4.
Klopp intimated soon after the 1-1 draw that Friend’s next 50 % performance had been afflicted by an assistant referee’s error for Sadio Mane’s opening goal.
Mane’s goal stood at the London Stadium inspite of James Milner getting evidently offside in the develop-up in advance of Michail Antonio’s equaliser expense Liverpool two points in the title race.
“As a human getting, if I know I have made a significant error in the first 50 %, I really don’t want to open the gap any a lot more,” Klopp explained soon after the game.
“Referees are obviously human beings, and I understand that, but I did not for the duration of the game mainly because I had no clue that our goal was offside.”
The FA confirmed Klopp had been charged for questioning “the integrity” of the match formal.
“Jurgen Klopp has today been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3,” explained the FA in a statement.
“It is alleged that responses he made in a post-match job interview subsequent Liverpool’s league game against West Ham United on February 4, 2019, breached Rule E3(1) as they questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or implied bias.
“He has until eventually 6pm on February eighteen, 2019 to reply to the cost.”
On the other hand, if Klopp is found guilty he could be banned from the sideline when they visit Manchester United on February 24.