The Premier League has banned Jurgen Klopp from the sidelines for Saturday’s encounter between Liverpool and Aston Villa.
The punishment for Klopp’s comments towards referee Paul Tierney after the 4-3 win over Tottenham at Anfield on April 30 included the suspension.
A further one-match touchline ban has been deferred until the end of the 2023/2024 season, and he will also be fined £75,000.
Klopp was infuriated by the fourth official’s handling of Diogo Jota’s late game-winning goal.
After being asked about the yellow card he earned from Tierney as a result of his antics, he responded, “We have our history with (Paul) Tierney, I really don’t know what this man has against us, he has said there is no problems, but that cannot be true.”
Liverpool still has hopes of making the playoffs this year.
Klopp’s squad has 65 points heading into this weekend’s game, putting them in fifth place, just one point ahead of Newcastle United (in fourth) and Manchester United (in third).