Klopp to avoid FA action for criticising referee Andre Marriner after Liverpool’s loss to Southampton

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp will not face any retrospective action after his comments made of Andre Marriner in the 1-0 Southampton loss.

Klopp to avoid FA action for criticising referee Andre Marriner after Liverpool’s loss to Southampton

Klopp escapes action

It has been confirmed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not face any further action, following his recent criticism of match official Andre Marriner on the back of the Reds’ 1-0 defeat to Southampton.

The German coach felt that winger Sadio Mane was not treated fairly by the officials at St. Mary’s, and was deserving of more fouls called in his favour.

“What Andre Marriner did with Sadio Mane tonight, I’m not sure that’s okay, to be honest,” Klopp said after the game.

“The boy tried everything, had a few great challenges with Walker-Peters. But there were a lot of situations which should have been free-kicks. The last one, when he goes down, you see that back and in the box he hits him in the end with his left foot, that’s a penalty.”

Klopp to avoid FA action for criticising referee Andre Marriner after Liverpool’s loss to Southampton

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 23: Sadio Mane of Liverpool sits injured on the floor during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC at Molineux on January 23, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester United now have the opportunity to take a 3-point lead at the Premier League’s summit ahead of their meeting with Liverpool, after their tie with Burnley was rescheduled to take place before the match against the champions.

Nuno not so lucky

Nuno Espírito Santo was not as lucky as Klopp last week, after he was charged for his comments regarding official Lee Mason after a 2-1 defeat against Burnley:

“The referee does not have the quality to whistle a game in the Premier League,” Santo said. “It is not about the crucial mistakes or decisions, it is about the way he handles the game. The players get nervous, too much voices, he whistles by the voices when some players are shouting.

“We are talking about the best competition and clearly he doesn’t have the quality to whistle the game. I’m very disappointed to say this but I would not feel right if I didn’t say it.

Klopp to avoid FA action for criticising referee Andre Marriner after Liverpool’s loss to Southampton

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Nuno Espirito Santo, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers at American Express Community Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“I just don’t want to see him more – that’s what I told him. I hope he doesn’t whistle a game of ours again because all the games we have with Lee Mason are always the same. He cannot control the players, the players are constantly arguing – both teams. With all the other referees the game flows, there’s dialogue. He’s just not ready to do it.”

Wolves are in the midst of a difficult season, having failed to earn a victory in their last four attempts. This has left the West Midlands club sitting 13th in the Premier League table, and, having missed out on European football last season, the pressure may soon begin to mount on Santo.

The loss of Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has been a major detriment to the Molineux side, however money was spent on the club’s frontline in the summer, in the form of the £35.6 million acquisition of Porto youngster Fabio Silva. Nevertheless, Wolves may now seek out another attacking addition this month.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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