Jurgen Klopp received a one-match touchline suspension due to his red card against Manchester City last month.
The Football Association successfully challenged the decision to just fine Jurgen Klopp for his irate outburst at a match official, thus the manager will miss Liverpool’s match against Southampton this weekend.
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.
Since the FA believed that Klopp’s punishment was too light, the Liverpool manager was immediately removed from the sidelines by an independent appeals panel.
It means he won’t be present for Liverpool’s final match before the World Cup on Saturday when they meet Southampton at Anfield.
As he did at the beginning of January when Klopp missed the Reds’ trip to Chelsea due to a positive coronavirus test result, assistant manager Pep Lijnders is now anticipated to serve as the first team’s point of contact for Liverpool on Saturday afternoon when they will host Southampton.
Liverpool has scored at least twice in each of its past nine victories over Southampton in the Premier League.
In the 86th minute of his team’s 1-0 victory against Manchester City on October 16, Klopp was dismissed for arguing with assistant referee Gary Beswick after Bernardo Silva’s challenge on Mohamed Salah did not result in a foul being called.
After the game, Klopp acknowledged that his protestations toward Beswick went too far. But he believed that Silva’s infraction on Salah should have resulted in a free kick for his team.
Although the German acknowledged “losing it,” he said he hadn’t cursed at Beswick.
When asked whether he thought the fine was appropriate, Klopp replied, “Should I have received a ban? I’m not sure.
“I was never in the circumstance, I never received a red card, and as far as I know, I never even had a yellow card.”
The FA announced their decision to appeal on Friday following the match between the two Premier League heavyweights.
They said in a statement that after reading the Independent Regulatory Commission’s written justifications, “The FA can announce that it is appealing against the sanction regarding the current matter involving Jurgen Klopp.”
Jurgen Klopp was given a £30,000 fine by the Independent Regulatory Commission for breaking FA Rule E3 during Liverpool FC’s Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
In September, the FA launched the “Enough Is Enough” campaign, which aims to end abuse at all levels of the game.
It is known that the FA believes top-tier managers should serve as role models for amateur players in terms of proper conduct.
The team’s final game before the World Cup break is on Saturday, so the manager won’t be back on the sidelines for Liverpool until December. On December 20, 2022. against Manchester City in the EFL Cup, Liverpool will resume play.