Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager charged for comments about referee in West Ham draw

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp chatting with referee Kevin Friend after the game at West Ham

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has been charged by the Football Affiliation for comments he made about the referee after his aspect’s design with West Ham.

Klopp said Kevin Friend’s efficiency was as soon as tormented by the determination to enable Sadio Mane’s goal, which must occupy been dominated out for offside.

The FA says Klopp has been charged as the comments “wondered the integrity of the referee and/or implied bias”.

He has unless 18:00 GMT on Monday, 18 February to reply to the associated price.

The Premier League match at London Stadium on 4 February carried out 1-1.

Mane set up Liverpool forward within the first half however James Milner was as soon as offside within the compose-up.

Michail Antonio equalised for West Ham earlier than the ruin however Klopp said Friend “did no longer want to start the gap to any extent additional” within the 2d length.

“I heard our goal was as soon as offside, I’m beautiful sure the ref knew that,” Klopp told BBC Sport.

“In 50-50 eventualities it was as soon as repeatedly a free-kick for the diverse crew, which was as soon as exhausting and did no longer invent lifestyles easy.”

Talking to Sky Sports actions, the German added: “As a human being, if I know I even occupy made a gargantuan mistake within the first half, I originate no longer want to start the gap to any extent additional.

“Referees are obviously human beings, and I be mindful that, however I did no longer at some level of the game because I had no clue that our goal was as soon as offside.”

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