By Tam McManus

16th Nov, 2022 | 10:59am

Jurgen Klopp facing stricter punishment due to 'crazy' Liverpool antics - pundit

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will not change his “crazy” touchline antics despite being given a touchline ban.

That’s according to former Hibernian striker Tam McManus, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Liverpool manager’s touchline antics.

Klopp, 55, initially avoided a touchline ban after being sent off against Man City on 16 October but the FA successfully appealed the decision to only hand him a £30,000 fine.

As a result, Klopp was handed a one-game ban which was served against Southampton on Saturday (12 November).

Despite the upgraded punishment, McManus insists Klopp will not change the way he behaves on the touchline.

“I don’t think that is going to change anything,” McManus told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

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“Klopp is someone who is very passionate about his football club and he will always fight for his team, there is no doubt about that.

“Maybe if it had been a bigger punishment, maybe that would have made him think a bit but I’m sure he won’t mind missing the odd game.

“I think people like seeing him go crazy on the sidelines, it’s part of the attraction. It’s who he is. He’s 55 years old, he’s been doing it since day one.

“It won’t have had an effect, that ban. Liverpool still won and Klopp will be back to it after the World Cup, there is no doubt in my mind.

“He might end up getting stricter punishments but I doubt he’ll care.”

A Roberto Firmino strike and a Darwin Nunez brace gave Liverpool a 3-1 win over Southampton.

The result left the Reds sixth in the Premier League table going into the World Cup break.

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