No Klopp for Southampton! Liverpool manager given touchline ban for Man City conduct following successful FA appeal
- Klopp sees red at Man City
- Charged with improper conduct
- Has now been fined and banned
WHAT HAPPENED? Klopp will serve a one-match touchline ban against Southampton on Saturday after an FA appeal over his red card. The Liverpool boss was sent off against Man City and charged with improper conduct after raging at the assistant referee after feeling Mohamed Salah should have won a free-kick.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Liverpool boss initially avoided a ban and was simply fined for his outburst. However, the FA challenged the decision made by the independent regulatory commission and have been successful, resulting in a fresh sanction for Klopp. The Reds head into the game having lost two of their last three Premier League games and face a Southampton side under new management after Nathan Jones replaced Ralph Hasenhuttl.
WHAT THEY SAID: "The Liverpool FC manager has been suspended from the touchline for one match with immediate effect, fined £30,000, and warned to his future conduct," the FA said in a statement. "Klopp had previously admitted that he breached FA Rule E3 during their Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Sunday 16 October 2022 and received a sanction of £30,000."
DID YOU KNOW? Liverpool have won nine of their last 10 Premier League games against Southampton (L1), scoring at least twice in each victory.
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WHAT NEXT FOR KLOPP? The boss will not be back on the touchline for Liverpool until December, as Saturday's fixture is the team's final match before the World Cup break. Liverpool return to action on December 20 against Manchester City in the EFL Cup.