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Klopp fined £45,000 By FA Over Referee Comments

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been fined £45,000 after accepting a Football Association charge for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend earlier this month.

He said Friend’s performance during the 1-1 draw with West Ham was affected by the decision to allow Liverpool’s goal.

“I heard our goal was offside. I’m pretty sure the ref knew it,” he said.

The FA said Klopp was charged as the comments “questioned the integrity of the referee and/or implied bias”.

Sadio Mane put the Reds ahead in the first half of the match on 4 February, but James Milner was offside in the build-up.

Michail Antonio equalised for West Ham before the break, and Klopp said Friend “did not want to open the gap any more” in the second period following his error.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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