West Ham United manager David Moyes defended Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager was sent off against Manchester City on Sunday.
Klopp was sacked by referee Anthony Taylor in the 1-0 win at Anfield after a furious reaction targeted assistant referee Gary Biswick following an incident involving Mohamed Salah and Bernardo Silva late in the game.
The Reds boss later apologised for his actions but Klopp would not necessarily be subjected to an automatic ban. The FA will decide whether to charge, warn or not to take any further action against the Liverpool manager once they have obtained the match report from referee Taylor.
Warning or not to take any further action against the Liverpool manager once they have obtained the match report from referee Taylor.
Moyes hopes Klopp will be allowed into the technical area when the Hammers visit Anfield on Wednesday night and believes his Reds counterpart was within his rights to question the call, which made no mistake against Salah during an altercation with Silva near the touchline.
“The first thing I say is I wish it was in return because part of this job is that you want to go and play against the best and you want to compete against them and Jurgen is with them all for what he has,” Moyes said in his pre-match press conference Wednesday morning.
“His actions are part of it and he was really hot, but if you were in this position on Sunday, you would probably do the same. But we all have great respect for the governors and the work they need to do. I wish, in their way, they would understand that for 90 minutes or a little more we can sometimes lose our heads here and there a little bit.
But if we keep talking about it and keep drawing attention to it, we will still have to answer questions. But if we don’t ask any questions about the governors or talk to us about them, we try to forget them.
“I don’t think you really should ask me a question about Jurgen Klopp because I can’t speak for Jurgen Klopp. But if you ask me a question about managers, I’m really keen to talk to you about it. Minutes or a little longer become an emotional game and sometimes you can change your character from your real one.