An independent regulatory commission first fined Klopp £30,000 for his behavior toward referee Anthony Taylor during the match against Manchester City on October 16.
The FA deemed that to be too lenient, and with immediate effect, an independent appeal body suspended the German from the sidelines. Liverpool will now be without Klopp on the sidelines when they play Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.
An independent Appeal Board has accepted the FA’s appeal against an Independent Regulatory Commission’s sentence in regard to the most recent instance involving Jurgen Klopp, according to a statement from the FA.
The manager of Liverpool FC has consequently been warned about his future conduct, fined £30,000, and suspended from the sidelines for one game with immediate effect.
“As far as I know, I was never in the scenario, never received a red or yellow card.
“The incorrect person to ask is me. What is typical stuff? I have no idea. Years ago, while playing for (Borussia) Dortmund, I had a touchline suspension; the circumstances were extremely similar, but clearly the Champions League is little different.” The irate behavior of Klopp and City manager Pep Guardiola during the game at Anfield last month sparked criticism from Ref Support UK, a renowned nonprofit that provides assistance to referees in grassroots football, where abuse is frequent.
According to Martin Cassidy, CEO of Ref Support UK, “when you see world-recognized figures like Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola acting like that, it is then emulated by people in young football and fosters the impression that it is OK to do that.”
Dermot Gallagher, a former Premier League official, deemed Klopp’s response to the victory to be “out of order.”
In a recent interview with Sky Sports News, he stated: “You can tell by his out-of-character response that he is extremely unhappy about it.
“The referee is summoned by the fourth official, who then shows him the red card for his actions on the sidelines.
He is criticizing the official because he believes the foul should have been called. “The’s a direct effect of that foul not being awarded.”