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FA chiefs demand Jurgen Klopp is BANNED for Man City touchline strop despite panel letting Liverpool boss off with fine

FA CHIEFS are demanding Jurgen Klopp is BANNED for his touchline strop against Manchester City – despite the Liverpool boss having escaped a suspension.

Klopp was fined £30,000 by an independent regulatory committee last month after admitting an improper conduct charge.

FA want Jurgen Klopp to be banned for his touchline actions despite a panel only giving Liverpool boss a fine

The German was shown a red card by ref Anthony Taylor in the latter stages of the 1-0 for a tear-up with assistant Gary Beswick.

Klopp blew his top when Taylor failed to give a free-kick after a clash between Mo Salah and Bernardo Silva, tearing down the sidelines before venting at the officials.

The fine, which many fans believed was unduly lenient, appeared to be the end of the matter.

But the FA has now launched an official appeal, formally requesting a new hearing with a separate panel.

In a statement, Wembley bosses said: “The FA can confirm that it is appealing against the independent Regulatory Commission’s sanction in relation to the recent case involving Jurgen Klopp after reviewing its written reasons.”

Those written reasons have yet to be made public but it is understood that senior FA figures believe the behaviour of top managers has a direct influence on coaches and players at grass roots level.

The FA feels that the fine was insufficient punishment for Klopp’s behaviour and will argue in favour of a ban at the appeal hearing.

Already this season, ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Leeds’ Jesse Marsch have been handed touchline bans from Prem games, while Antonio Conte was banished from the sidelines for Spurs’ Champions League group decider with Marseille.


While incidents of touchline misbehaviour have not risen appreciably this season the FA has staked a great deal on the importance of its “Enough is Enough” campaign.

Wembley beaks feel top managers have a responsibility to set an example to the grass roots game because their behaviour trickles down to the lowest levels.

No hearing date has yet been set but it could mean Klopp, 55, is banned for the final pre-World Cup Prem game against Southampton.

He will be on the touchline for Liverpool’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday.

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