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Thursday, February 21, 2019

BREAKING: FA Fine Klopp £45,000 For Questioning Referee Decision Against West Ham

Having accepted the charge, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp have been sanctioned £45,000 by the FA  on questioning the referee decision in his side 1-1 draw against West Ham.

After the  1-1 draw with Pellegrini's men earlier this month, the German tactician questioned whether Kevin Friend's decision-making had been affected by the mistake of allowing an offside goal scored by Liverpool Sadio Mane to stand.

Mane scored an offside goal in the game with both the central referee and his linesman unable to see the the build up to the goal. The referee made many decisions after that goal that the Anfield manager felt shouldn't have been. He voiced out his anger against the referee and implied he was trying to make amends for allowing Mane's goal stood.

That move [questioning the referee Friend] did not stood well as the FA have finally released a statement confirming thy have fined the Liverpool trainer. The FA statement read:
Jurgen Klopp has been fined £45,000 after accepting an FA charge for comments made following Liverpool's league game against West Ham United on 4 February 2019. 
It is alleged that comments he made in a post-match interview following 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 18:00 on 18 February 2019 to respond to the charge.'
A day after the match in which Liverpool were held by the Hammers, FA wrote to Klopp to ask for his observations over an interview he gave to Sky Sports; Friend and his assistant linesman had failed to spot James Milner was offside in the build up to Sadio Mane's goal.

Klopp was also fined £8000 for running in the field of play against Everton

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When talking with the written media later that evening, his voice was significantly different and he was much calm and knows he has made a mistake: by that point he had seen replays of the build up to Mane's goal.

After considering the Liverpool manager's reply, the FA felt there was sufficient grounds to charge Klopp for his actions on questioning a match officials decision.

This was not the first time Klopp have evoked the rout of the FA. In December, he found him self in the FA book by entering the field of play  as he was caught with passion in celebrating Divock Origi's winning goal against Everton in the Premier League.

He was later fined £8000 after admitting he was wrong, insisting he would not make the same mistake again.  He is expected to answer the Fa following this charge though there is no indication on how he is going to respond.

Liverpool take on rejuvenated Manchester United on sunday and Jurgen Klopp would hope they can pierce through Ole's Men as they keep on their quest in lifting the Premier League.

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