Premier League Pundit Calls For Jurgen Klopp Touchline Ban

Premier League Pundit Calls For Jurgen Klopp Touchline Ban

Former Chelsea striker-turned-pundit Chris Sutton has called for a touchline ban to be imposed upon Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, following Klopp’s exuberant reaction to his team netting a last-minute winner against Tottenham Hotspur in a 4-3 classic.

During the game against Spurs, Klopp received a yellow card for running towards fourth official John Brooks – he was also criticised for his wild celebrations when Diogo Jota stabbed home the winning goal in added time.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live after the game, Sutton said: “For the way he acted on the touchline, he should be banned from the technical area. I don’t think a fine is enough. He’s got previous.

“It’s a big deal. There will have been coaches and kids watching and thinking it’s OK to run towards and abuse officials. As far as I’m concerned, Klopp should be banned. He knows what he did was wrong.”

For his actions, Klopp received a £30,000 fine and a warning for his actions. A touchline ban has yet to be issued, but it could still be imposed upon the 55-year-old should the FA reconsider their decision.

In the game against Spurs, Liverpool went 3-0 up early on, with their goals coming through Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah. Tottenham looked defeated, but grew in confidence as the game wore on.

The Reds were unable to put the game to bed and very nearly paid dearly for it – after goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, Richarlison nodded in an equaliser. Nevertheless, Liverpool’s never-say-die attitude was on full display as Diogo Jota capitalised on Lucas Moura’s horrendous error to seal the three points.