Jurgen Klopp had a remarkable Sunday afternoon leading Liverpool to a 1-0 Premier League victory over Manchester City while also receiving a red card.
The German was animated as usual, but he lost his cool after Liverpool wasn’t given a free kick for what appeared to be a foul on Mohamed Salah.
The linesman waved play on despite being directly in front of the incident.
This enraged Klopp, who lashed out at the assistant referee, forcing Anthony Taylor to dismiss him.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager eventually acknowledged that he “deserved” to be dismissed, but he was still incensed at the decision not to give his team a free kick.
In the end, it didn’t matter since the Reds managed to hold on before Klopp came onto the field to accept the standing ovation from the Anfield crowd.
A touchline suspension for one game is the typical penalty for receiving a straight red card.d
As a result, Klopp would be unable to coach the Reds’ upcoming match against West Ham on Wednesday.
However, the touchline suspension can be prolonged if Klopp’s response is found to be violent behavior.
Given that he didn’t contact the linesman, a longer suspension for the German would be unexpected.
However, the chance of a longer ban exists.
If Klopp is given a one-game suspension, he will be available for Saturday lunchtime’s match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.