By 90Min
February 13, 2019

Jürgen Klopp will discover on Wednesday if he has to serve a touchline ban following comments made about referee Kevin Friend in the aftermath of Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Ham earlier this month.

The 51-year-old insinuated that the match official was biased towards West Ham in 50-50 situations in an attempt to make up for Liverpool's opening goal, which was shown to be offside on television replays.

The Football Association got in contact with Klopp and the Liverpool boss has until the end of the week to explain his actions, but authorities have to decide on Wednesday if they want to bring charges against the German head coach for implying bias or attacking the integrity of the official.

"I heard our goal was offside, I'm pretty sure the ref knew that in the second half," Klopp said after the draw at London Stadium, quoted by the Daily Mail. "In 50-50 situations or 60-40, it was always a free-kick for the other team, which was hard and did not make life easy."

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Liverpool will be desperate for their head coach to remain on the sidelines for their upcoming games in the Premier League, especially as their next domestic game is away to bitter rivals Manchester United.

But the Reds will first be looking to get past German champions Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage match.


Liverpool are looking to go one step further than their runners up finish in Europe's elite competition last season and they're currently favourites to go through ahead of Bayern even though they are suffering with injuries in defence.

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