Jurgen Klopp says he will 'consider' personal apology to fourth official after Liverpool vs Tottenham incident


Jurgen Klopp says he will 'consider' personal apology to fourth official after Liverpool vs Tottenham incident

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he will 'consider' apologising personally to fourth official John Brooks after admitting fault for an incident during the 4-3 win over Tottenham.

The incident occurred while Klopp was celebrating what turned out to be the winning goal, scored by forward Diogo Jota in injury time.

The goal came just 90 seconds after Richarlison had equalised for Spurs to make it 3-3, and Klopp was incensed that a foul on Mohamed Salah was not given in an earlier exchange.

After confronting fourth official Brooks, Klopp was shown a yellow card by referee Paul Tierney - and has since been issued with a charge by the FA over comments made about the match official after the game had concluded.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool's clash against Fulham - before the FA charge was announced - Klopp indicated that he was willing to speak to Brooks about the incident, but added that Premier League bosses do not have contact details for officials.

Speaking to one journalist about whether he would call Brooks, Klopp admitted: "We don't have numbers and stuff like this from referees. I didn't think about this yet but I can do that easily, that's not a problem.

"I said it was my fault, but just didn't think it was that bad. But it's how we all know - in your own mind, things are something different to what the outside world sees. I will consider that [apologising to the official] definitely."

On Tuesday, Klopp was handed a charge from the FA for his comments towards Tierney after the game - and could receive a touchline ban if found guilty.

A statement by an FA spokesperson read: "Liverpool FC's Jurgen Klopp has been charged following their Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur FC on Sunday 30 April.

"It is alleged that the manager's comments regarding the match official during post-match media interviews constitutes improper conducts in that they imply bias, and/or question the integrity of the referee, and/or are personal/offensive, and/or bring the game into disrepute."


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