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  • Updated: May 02, 2023

Klopp 'Regrets' Clash With Paul Tierney

Klopp 'Regrets' Clash With Paul Tierney

Jurgen Klopp has said that he "regrets making headlines" following his clash with referee Paul Tierney during Sunday's win over Tottenham amid an expected ban for the Liverpool manager.

The German alleged on Sunday that Tierney had an agenda against his side and claimed that the official spoke to him in an inappropriate manner when showing him a late yellow card for celebrating in front of fourth official John Brooks after Diogo Jota's 94th-minute goal sealed a dramatic 4-3 win at Anfield.

The allegations of wrongdoing were dismissed against the official by the PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) while the Football Association is investigating Klopp's comments.

But speaking ahead of Wednesday's home game against Fulham, Klopp said of his comments: "The whole situation should not have happened at all, that is it.

"It should not have happened at all, but it was out of emotion and anger in that moment.

"That is why I celebrated like I celebrated, there was the situation with the foul on Mo [Salah], no foul, but in my view a foul, free-kick, then another free-kick, then the goal.

"And then a minute later we scored and then you should just be happy that you scored a goal, but I was just angry.

"I did not say anything wrong, I was shouting: 'Without you, without you', which does not even make any sense.

"I did not want to get close to the fourth official, then Paul Tierney came over to me and I did not expect at all a red card to be honest, I did not feel that was right, I expected the yellow card and he said to me, 'For me it is a red card, but because of him, it is yellow', and he shows me a yellow and smiles in my face, that is it.

"Red card for what? So I just stood there and then left.

"I opened the box, not intentionally, and then I stopped talking (with Sky Sports' Pat Davison)."

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