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Why Klopp could face FA ban

Timothy Aiyeku

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There are fears that English Premier League outfit Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be handed a touchline ban or fine by the Football Association in coming days.

The German boss has been accused of making ill-comments about referee Kevin Friend after their game against West Ham United on February 4.

Jurgen Klopp had stated that the referee’s performance in the second half of the game was affected by an assistant referee mistake for Sadio Mane’s opening goal.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund has been charged for doubting the integrity of the referee which according to them is a bridge of Rule E3 and has been given until 6 pm on February 18, 2019, to respond to the charge against him.

There are fears that a ban from the touchline could cast spell for the Reds team especially if he is found guilty and that is the reason why he is likely to consider paying a fine instead.

Recall that the Reds have a very important fixture against Man United on February 24 which he would be missed if he fails to be on the touchline.

However, there are suggestions that the Reds boss will rather go for the fine instead of having to miss the game.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.