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” it was not ok” Jurgen Klopp regrets comments about referee Paul Tierney 



Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp admits celebrating like he did against Tottenham was a mistake

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he regrets the headlines for his comments about referee Paul Tierney after Sunday’s 4-3 win over Tottenham.

Klopp said Tierney seemed to have something ‘against’ his side after being shown a yellow card for celebrating in front of the fourth official.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) arbitration committee rejected Klopp’s claims.

“The whole situation shouldn’t have happened,” Klopp said.

“At that time, it was out of emotion and anger. That’s why I celebrated like I did.

“We won a game 4-3 in spectacular fashion and the only titles I’ve made and I’m really sorry. It’s not necessary and not how it should be.”

Klopp was furious when Spurs were awarded a free kick which resulted in an equaliser, and ran to the fourth official after the winner, injuring his leg.

He was booked by the referee after his celebration and, speaking of when he was booked, Klopp said what Tierney told him was “not right”.

PGMOL, the body responsible for refereeing in the Premier League, said Tierney acted ‘professionally’ during the match and when he warned Klopp, adding that Premier League match officials are registered at all matches via a system of communication. Klopp says he regrets some of the things he said about the official in his post-match interviews, but denies lying about their conversation.

“I tried to calm myself down, but it didn’t really work. I participated in all the interviews and said what I said,” he added.

“I know he [Tierney] doesn’t do it on purpose, but we have a history, that’s undeniable.

“I’m not an angry person at all, but those nice things that happened in crucial games in the past. They didn’t happen on purpose, but they’re still there. “The referees are really angry about what I said. I shouldn’t have said some things. 

Klopp was handed a one-match ban after being sent off against Manchester City in October for verbal abuse of the assistant referee after the Football Association (FA) appealed against the original penalty.

He was also fined £30,000 and warned of his future behaviour.

The history between Klopp and Tierney

In 2020, Tierney reportedly told Klopp to “get over it” after the referee admitted he missed a foul on Georginio Wijnaldum in a match against Aston Villa.

Tierney was also responsible for a Liverpool match at Tottenham in December 2021 when Spurs forward Harry Kane narrowly escaped a red card before Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson was sent off. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, which saw the Reds lose ground to Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Tierney was also the referee when Everton were denied a late penalty in a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in February 2022.

City midfielder Rodri appeared to control the ball with his arm and while Tierney and video assistant referee Chris Kavanagh didn’t think it was worth a penalty, former PGMOL boss Mike Riley later apologized to the Toffees for the decision.

Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title by one point against City this season.

In January this year, after losing to Brentford, Klopp said he contacted officials – including Tierney – to discuss the decisions made during the match. “It’s exactly like if you talk to my microwave, you don’t get an answer, really, it’s the same all the time,” he told beIN Sports.

Earlier this month, Liverpool’s Tierney Robertson was booked after an incident with assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis.


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reflects on Spurs’ win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will need to silence the noise following his controversial falling out with referee Paul Tierney last weekend as he prepares his players for an important Premier League match against Fulham. With the Reds looking to continue their great form and clinch a Europa League place, Express Sport tells you how they are likely to line up against the Cottagers, who could face veteran duo Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota…

(4-3-3) Goalkeeper: Alisson

With 42 goals conceded in 33 Premier League games so far this season, Liverpool have the worst defensive record of any team in the top eight. Fortunately for Alisson, the fault lies mainly with the defensive line, which has often left him exposed between the posts. The Reds have now played five league games without a clean sheet and after three games against Spurs, the Brazilian stopper will be hoping he doesn’t let the ball go out of goal as often this time around.

Defense: Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson

Virtually every Liverpool defender has opened up to criticism this season. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s defensive ability, or lack thereof, is still a hot topic of debate, while Andrew Robertson has been held up because he was held up by the attackers and allowed room to exploit.

However, the pair remain Klopp’s starting full-backs and there are early signs that Alexander-Arnold’s move to a makeshift central midfield role will revitalize him. Van Dijk continues to look a shadow of his former self after Tottenham Hotspur’s Ivan Perisic left him flat on his back before setting up Harry Kane in the first half of the weekend, although the Dutchman is likely to remain in centre-back alongside to Ibrahima Konate. Midfield: Henderson, Fabinho, Jones

Klopp has options in midfield, albeit not as many as he would have liked, with Naby Keita and Stefan Bajcetic out through injuries. Also in the air is the physical form of Thiago Alcantara, who stumbled on the bench against Spurs after being excluded from the squad.

Despite falling short of his high standards, Fabinho remains a dependable midfielder who, if he does his job right, should see those on either side of him wandering forward. Anfield veteran Henderson is set to return after starting on the bench against Spurs, while Klopp could give Curtis Jones a chance to score in the game. 

Diogo Jota and Jordan Henderson could return for Liverpool against Fulham (Image: Getty)

Attack: Salah, Gakpo, Jota

The Liverpool manager faces a tough decision up front. Luis Diaz was quick to score again against Tottenham after a long spell with injury, but Jota has scored five goals in his last four games following a 94th-minute win against the Lilywhites.

For that reason, the former Wolves star could almost nod, with starting scorer Mohamed Salah on the right and Cody Gakpo, who has shown flashes of brilliance since his January arrival, in the centre.


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