The Skilled Sport Match Officers Restricted has hit again at Jürgen Klopp’s claims that referee Paul Tierney acted improperly throughout Liverpool’s 4-3 win in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Klopp, who pulled a hamstring celebrating Diogo Jota’s last-gasp winner, risked Soccer Affiliation motion over accusing Tierney of getting an agenda in opposition to Liverpool when he claimed the referee made an unacceptable remark whereas issuing a yellow card for celebrating within the face of the fourth official. Spurs supervisor Ryan Mason was additionally upset with the official for failing to ship off Jota for a excessive boot on Oliver Skipp.
An announcement from the referees’ physique, the Skilled Sport Match Officers Restricted, mentioned: “PGMOL is conscious of the feedback made by Jürgen Klopp after his facet’s fixture with Tottenham Hotspur.
“Match officers within the Premier League are recorded in all video games by way of a communications system and having absolutely reviewed the audio of referee Paul Tierney from right now’s fixture, we are able to verify he acted in knowledgeable method all through together with when issuing the warning to the Liverpool supervisor so, subsequently, we strongly refute any suggestion that Tierney’s actions had been improper.”
The FA might have a look at Klopp’s feedback questioning what Tierney “has in opposition to us”. The Lancashire referee was additionally in Klopp’s sights final season for failing to ship off Harry Kane in a match the place Andrew Robertson was dismissed.
Keith Hackett, former head of referees, wrote in his column for the Telegraph Sport that Klopp is a serial offender and may face motion.
“Now we have our historical past with Tierney, I actually don’t know what he has in opposition to us, he has mentioned there isn’t any issues however that can not be true,” mentioned Klopp. “How he appears at me, I don’t perceive it. In England no person has to make clear these conditions, it’s actually difficult and exhausting to know. My celebration was pointless, which is honest however what he mentioned to me when he gave me the yellow card is just not okay.
“The issue is I’ve to say, Paul Tierney in a season which is necessary didn’t give Harry Kane a crimson card – and I really like Harry Kane – and gave Robbo a crimson card. It’s not the primary time, there are such a lot of issues.
“We’re function fashions however in the beginning human beings. I didn’t say something to the fourth official however circled to him to have fun, I acquired a yellow card, I feel he thought I ought to have gotten a unique punishment.”
Klopp was angered by Mohamed Salah not being awarded a foul moments earlier than Spurs had been awarded a free-kick for his or her equaliser by way of Richarlison. Jota scored 99 seconds later however Mason insisted he shouldn’t have been on the pitch as his problem on Skipp warranted a crimson card.
“I would really like an evidence and a motive why it wasn’t,” mentioned Mason. “I can perceive referees and officers on the pitch lacking it despite the fact that my feeling was an immediate crimson card as a result of when your foot is studs exhibiting and also you’re 5 and a half ft off the bottom and make contact with a participant’s head and draw blood, and there’s a gash, I feel it ticks all of the bins.
“Most likely extra so with an skilled referee within the Var room, you need him to assist the official on the pitch at that second. Hear, it’s determined the sport as a result of that participant on the pitch shouldn’t have been on there on the finish determined the sport. I am fairly positive most soccer individuals’s opinions will most likely really feel the identical.”