Jurgen Klopp is looking to be on the bench for Liverpool during West Ham’s visit on Wednesday, which is exactly what David Moyes wants from him.
Hammers boss Moyes has said he would like a fair fight at Anfield if he had to go head-to-head with the Liverpool boss, who faces suspension on the touchline.
Klopp got so mad at assistant referee Gary Beswick in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday that Anthony Taylor sent him off.
He was furious when Bernardo Silva was not fouled for calling Mohamed Salah after finding errors in a number of previous decisions.
According to Moyes, the former Everton boss, the referees would do well to understand that managers “sometimes lose their heads here and there.”
Moyes also said that Klopp had a strong argument in this case, adding: “I think if you look at the incident why he got angry, he was right, wasn’t he?”
Klopp indicated that the disciplinary process had barely begun when he spoke at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
For this reason, he does not understand why he will not be on the field during the Premier League match.
“I think I will be there because nothing has really happened yet,” Klopp said. “But I don’t think anything will happen… a few hours before the game.
“I know where David is from. I still think that I should have done differently in this situation, which I usually do.
“The whole game was leading up to that, maybe a little bit like it was. It was a very intense game with a lot of decisions that the managers didn’t understand on both sides.
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“It was then for me, as in Germany, we would say that one drop would overflow a bucket. Does it somehow make sense? I’m not happy with my reaction, but that’s how it was. Everyone saw it.
“I sat in Anthony Taylor’s office after the game and talked quite calmly about situations, about how he saw the game and how I saw the game. It was an honest and calm conversation, but such is the situation. I received a red card and now we are very much looking forward to the process.”
Klopp compared the rising tension in Sunday’s game to a fiery London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham in August that ended 2-2 and ended with red cards for bosses Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte.
“No excuses,” he added. I don’t use it as an excuse for myself.