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Klopp banned from touchline for Villa game over Tierney comments

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Jurgen Klopp has been punished for comments he made to the media about official Paul Tierney following Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 win over Tottenham at Anfield on April 30; he will also be fined £75,000 and has a further one-match touchline ban suspended until the end of next season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reignited his feud with Paul Tierney

The ban is part of Klopp’s punishment for comments he made to the media about official Paul Tierney following Liverpool’s dramatic 4-3 win over Tottenham at Anfield on April 30.

He will also be fined £75,000, with a further one-game touchline ban suspended until the end of next season on the condition that he does not reoffend.

“We have our history with (Paul) Tierney, I really don’t know what this man has against us, he has said there is no problems but that cannot be true,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

“How he looks at me, I don’t understand it. But again? He was reffing against Tottenham [in 2021] where Harry Kane should have got a red card. And I love this player, crazy player and I don’t want him to get a red card, but he should.

“And it’s Mr Tierney. It’s really tricky and hard to understand.”

An independent commission found Klopp’s words constituted improper conduct as they implied bias, questioned the integrity of the referee, were personal, offensive, and brought the game into disrepute.

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