The backlash against Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is intensifying. He strongly opposes that the ‘habit’ should be corrected even by deducting victory points.
Martin Cassidy, CEO of the British Referees Assistance Association, told the Express on the 2nd (Korean time) that “Unless the FA deals with this action with a point deduction, manager Klopp will never change.” “It’s nothing to fine them 30,000 pounds (about 50.4 million won). If you deduct points, they should shut up and see if their behavior changes.”
Liverpool won 4-3 in the 34th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-2023 season against Tottenham held at Anfield, England on the 1st. However, Klopp’s provocation towards the referee became controversial again.
He has a bad relationship with referee Paul Tierney, who held the whistle that day. In the match against Tottenham last season, after the game, he told referee Tierney, “To be honest, I have no complaints about other referees except you. You’ve never played soccer before.”
Klopp exploded when Diogo Jota scored the winning goal in the 49th minute of the second half. Coach Klopp, who was dissatisfied with the referee’s decision throughout the game, directed a skit in which he injured his hamstring while sprinting toward the waiting heart without being able to control his excitement. He limped, gripping the muscles in the back of his left thigh.
He also said after the game, “We have a history with Tierney. He said there was nothing wrong with him, but that couldn’t be true.”
“We believe the point deduction will be one of the silver bullets that can be addressed across football from the grassroots to the Premier League. There have been touchline bans for decades, but it’s not getting better, it’s getting worse,” Cassidy said. “Weren’t Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish or Bill Shankly as passionate as Klopp? Of course they were, but they didn’t behave like him.”
The England Professional Game Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) also issued a statement. PGMOL said: “All communications between referees in Premier League matches are recorded via a telecommunications system. After a full review of referee Tierney’s voice, we can confirm that he behaved in a professional manner throughout the game, including sending a warning to the Liverpool manager. “I strongly refute any allegation that Tierney’s actions were inappropriate,” he warned.스포츠토토
If the referee’s ‘collective opposition’ is accepted, Liverpool’s point deduction could become a reality. Tottenham can also benefit.
Liverpool beat Tottenham with the victory that day and took fifth place. Even though they played one less game, they have 56 points. Tottenham fell to 6th place with 54 points. It was also difficult to advance to the Europa League.