Although the FA has given Jurgen Klopp a touchline ban, he has admitted he intends to watch Roberto Firmino’s Liverpool farewell on the Anfield field.
For remarks made about referee Paul Tierney following the 4-3 victory over Tottenham last month, the Liverpool manager was fined £75,000 and will now sit out the next two matches on the touchline.
This weekend, Liverpool’s final home game of the season against Aston Villa will be played while the manager watches from the stands after he suggested that Tierney had a vendetta against the Reds.
Firmino, James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, four club favorites who are expected to leave this summer, will play their final home game against Villa.
While the club intends to honor their tenures, fans will bid them farewell in a heartfelt manner, and Klopp wants to take part in both of these events.
“I’m curious about the use of the funds.
I’m more than willing to pay if it’s for a worthwhile cause. If not, if the FA maintains it, then we must have another conversation, which I find to be a little harsh.
“Those around me were pretty pessimistic; they assumed it would last longer!
“One game is fine. I can watch the game from a better vantage point and keep in touch with the boys through my coaches, similar to the Southampton game.”
In response to a question about whether he’ll be present for the farewell game for his departing Liverpool players, Klopp said, “Nobody told me otherwise.
“The game is over at that point,” he said. “I’ve been kicked out of the game.”