After Klopp’s outburst of fury and anger in last night’s match he could face a one game ban, but not more.
His face is getting red, his teeth are shown, wide and flashing eyes focusing on the opponent with rage. He gets into his face, ready to eat him alive.
No, that’s not a sequence of the newest horror flick, that’s just Jurgen Klopp.
In the 29th minute of the first half, SSC Napoli scored their first goal. The fourth official allowed Dortmund’s Neven Subotić to return to the field after an injury, but a little bit too late in Klopp’s mind. Dortmund couldn’t regroup and couldn’t get in proper position. Napoli’s Juan Camilo Zuniga crosses the ball in the box and Gonzalo Higuaín heads the ball for the goal.
Maybe Jurgen Klopp is not quite out of line, but he shouldn’t got into the fourth official’s face. His action could coast him a five-digit amount of money and at his worst an additional one game ban, but no more.
Klopp has a history of fines in the Bundesliga, but not at the international level. He won’t get the treatment Chelsea’s José Mourinho got back when he was coaching Real Madrid in 2010. Mourinho was suspended for three games after he accused referee Wolfgang Stark of alleged alignment in Real Madrid’s loss to FC Barcelona in Champions League’s semifinal.
Arsenal FC will very likely face a Borussia Dortmund on the third match day of Champions League on October 22th with Jürgen Klopp back managing on the bench.
In Germany fans are discussing right now, whether Jürgen Klopp crossed a line. Obviously there are mixed reviews, but most fans still idolise him, and can forgive him his moment of anger.
What do you think? Has Klopp gone too far? Or do you like an emotional manager on the sideline?
Just for the fun of it: Here are examples of the good and the bad Jurgen Klopp
The one from last night’s game
And there is a short compilation of some of Jürgen Klopp’s greatest performance. Wait till 0:17.