The FA has decided to take no further action against Jurgen Klopp following the manager’s post-game complaints around the quality of Paul Tierney’s officiating performance during Liverpool’s meeting with Tottenham.
The update in question comes courtesy of Times correspondent, Paul Joyce, in a tweet, following the German’s reaction to a series of controversial decisions coming from the Englishman and his team observing proceedings from a distance at Stockley Park.
The FA has reviewed Jurgen Klopp’s post-match comments about referee Paul Tierney and will not be taking any further action.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) December 21, 2021
The Merseysiders appeared to be denied a clear penalty for a shove on Diogo Jota in the box, with the award of a yellow card likewise deemed inappropriate for the studs-up challenge on fullback Andy Robertson.
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It’s an absolutely remarkable decision from the FA, which troublingly suggests that the general consensus even within the governing body, is that Tierney’s performance (and that of those operating VAR) was indeed sub-par.
Given the Englishman is set to be operating VAR in our upcoming clash with Chelsea in January, questions have to be asked around the 40-year-old’s suitability for such a high-profile game.
At the very least, one might expect that the official will be under a great deal of pressure to make up for his performance during our 2-2 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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It is remarkable that such behaviour could be left unanswered from FA. This man, who does not seem to know anything about proper behaviour should really have been banned for at least 3 games.
This is where we need to tread carefully. I for one, do not want Tierney to “make up” for his performance at White Hart Lane. I simply want him to make the correct calls CONSISTENTLY, is that too much to ask for?
So no further “punishment” for Paul Tierney. At least the FA are TRYING to be consistent. 😬😬😬
I don’t think he will be under any pressure to improve in his officiating, looking at the level of his disposition towards Liverpool, he might see that as an opportunity to hit the last nail on the coffin.