Pundit slates 'unacceptable' Jurgen Klopp development after new twist in Liverpool controversy
Kevin Campbell has claimed the FA were right to “make an example” of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after his “unacceptable” touchline behaviour.
The former Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted there are “lessons to be learned” for the 51-year-old after his suspension.
Klopp initially avoided a touchline ban after being sent off against Man City last month (16 October) – receiving just a £30,000 fine for his outburst at the linesman.
However, the German’s punishment was eventually upgraded to a one-game ban which was served during the 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday (12 November).
Liverpool sit sixth in the Premier League after signing off for the mid-season World Cup break with a win over the Saints.
Meanwhile, Football Insider revealed on Wednesday (16 November) that referee Michael Oliver has personally apologised to Klopp for the incorrect decisions he made in Liverpool’s defeat to Arsenal last month.
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Campbell suggested the Reds manager will have gotten a “different outlook” on his side from the stands at Anfield.
He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “There are lessons to be learned for Klopp.
“The FA had to make an example of that behaviour and prove to him and everyone watching that the disgraceful behaviour he showed doesn’t work.
“It was unacceptable.
“But for Klopp, he got a different outlook on his team. He sat up in the stands and let his players perform, and they did.
“He wasn’t touchline and he wasn’t as intense as he usually is. It might help him get that different perspective.”