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Klopp charged by FA after Tierney comments

Jurgen Klopp has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for comments he made about referee Paul Tierney after Liverpool's 4-3 win over Spurs.

Klopp was quoted as saying "I don't know what this man has against us" after he was shown a yellow card by the official for his celebrations in the direction of fourth official John Brooks following Liverpool's last-minute winner at Anfield on Sunday

The Liverpool manager, who suffered a hamstring injury in the incident, then further hit out at Tierney in his post-match interviews, saying the referee's comments when awarding him the booking were "not okay".

He revealed after the game that his initial anger was due to Tierney giving a soft foul against Mohamed Salah on Ben Davies in the build-up to Spurs' equaliser to make it 3-3, moments before Jota's last-gasp strike.

"We have our history with (Paul) Tierney, I really don't know what this man has against us, he has said there is no problems but that cannot be true," he said at the time.

Klopp added: "My celebration towards the fourth official, I didn't say any bad words or nothing unnecessary, which is fair. I got my punishment by pulling my hamstring. But what he said to me when he gave me the yellow card is not okay."

"How he looks at me, I don't understand it. But again? He was reffing against Tottenham [in 2021] where Harry Kane should have got a red card. And I love this player, crazy player and I don't want him to get a red card, but he should."

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