Klopp fined £45,000 over his comments about referee
Liverpool Fc manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined £45,000 over comments he made regarding referee Kevin Friend following his side’s draw with West Ham.
The English Football Association (FA) confirmed on Friday that the Liverpool boss has been fined 45,000 over comments he made regarding referee Kevin Friend following his side’s draw with West Ham but it is not the first time that the Reds manager as he was fined £8,000 for entering the pitch in celebration after Divock Origi’s late goal which gave Liverpool the victory over Everton in the last Merseyside Derby. In an official statement, FA said
Jurgen Klopp has been fined £45,000 after accepting a FA charge for comments made following Liverpool’s league game against West Ham United on 4 February 2019 His comments made during a post-match interview breached FA Rule E3(1), as they questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or implied bias
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said:
“There were so many situations where it was 50-50 or 60-40… [he gave a] free-kick for the other team.As a human being, I know if I make a big mistake in the first half, I don’t want to open the gap even more.”
Klopp’s Liverpool side are currently second in the Premier League to Manchester City by virtue of goal difference but have a game in hand on the reigning champions.