Liverpool manager Klopp charged by FA over furious outburst
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Association after his furious outburst during Sunday’s game against Manchester City.
The German was sent off after charging out of his technical area at the end of his side’s 1-0 win at Anfield to protest to the assistant referee.
“It is alleged that the behavior of the Liverpool FC manager in the 86th minute of this game was inappropriate,” the FA said on Tuesday.
Klopp apologized after the game.
“It’s a matter of emotion of course so (it was a) red card,” he said on Sunday. “My fault. I went over the top in the moment. I know myself, I’m 55 and I deserve a red card.
Klopp will not be suspended when Liverpool take on West Ham on Wednesday and has until October 21 to respond.
He could face a ban and/or a fine as punishment.
Sunday’s game was overshadowed by a host of off-field flashpoints, including coins thrown at City manager Pep Guardiola, while Liverpool condemned the “despicable chants” and graffiti by away fans.
The city bus was also left with a crack in the windscreen after an object was allegedly thrown at it as the team left Anfield.
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