Jurgen Klopp told he should face a lengthy ban for red card against Man City
Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp should be handed a ban of up to 10 matches for his red card against Manchester City, according to Chris Sutton.
Klopp was sent off in Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Anfield for verbally abusing assistant referee Gary Beswick when a foul was not given for a challenge on Mohamed Salah in the second half of the clash with Pep Guardiola’s side.
Klopp later apologised for his reaction in his post-match comments.
“Something snapped in that situation, I’m not proud of that. I deserved a red card, and the way I looked at this moment is not right,” he said.
Klopp was subsequently charged by the Football Association with a breach of FA rule E3, which covers “comments which are improper, which bring the game into disrepute, which are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting”.
Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, former Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Celtic striker Chris Sutton called on the FA to issue Klopp a harsh punishment as a deterrent for other managers.
“Klopp has since acknowledged he was in the wrong, which is all he can do. But if we want managers to stop behaving in this way, the onus is on the FA to make sure the punishments are enough of a deterrent,” wrote Sutton.
“Klopp will be on the touchline against West Ham tonight [Wednesday] and that’s wrong. If we want to stamp out this sort of behavior, immediate bans are a must.
“They should miss three games, six games, maybe even 10 if we truly want to drive home that this behavior is unacceptable.
“We see managers speak after matches and hold back in their criticism — the classic Jose Mourinho: ‘If I speak I’m in big trouble — but they’re less controlled when in their technical area.
“They are role models and need to remember that. If they forget, ban them. That’ll soon instill it in their minds.”
The German is expected to be In the touchline tonight when the Reds host West Ham United in the midweek Premier League clash.