Jurgen Klopp escapes touchline ban following improper conduct charge

Sean Walsh
Klopp was sent off against Man City
Klopp was sent off against Man City / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 following his touchline outburst during Liverpool's 1-0 win against Manchester City earlier this month, but has been spared the punishment of a touchline ban.

The Reds manager furiously complained to both the referee and assistant that a rather physical challenge from Bernardo Silva on Mohamed Salah went unpunished in the latter stages of the game, and Klopp received a red card for his antics.

Following a review from an independent Regulatory Commission, Klopp has been fined for his actions but will maintain his place on the touchline for Liverpool's match against Leeds at Anfield on Saturday.

"Jurgen Klopp has been fined £30,000 for breaching FA Rule E3 during Liverpool FC's Premier League match against Manchester City FC on Sunday 16 October 2022," an FA spokesperson said.

"The manager accepted that his behaviour during the 86th minute was improper, and an independent Regulatory Commission imposed his sanction during a hearing. This sanction is subject to appeal by either Jurgen Klopp or The FA following receipt of the independent Regulatory Commission's written reasons."

Klopp's improper treatment of the match officials kickstarted a week-long debate over respect, or the lack thereof, referees receive in England.