Jurgen Klopp gives verdict on Erling Haaland punishment after Liverpool FC fine and ban

Klopp said he isn&apost worried about Haaland getting the same treatment as Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, who was fined and banned after being sent off after a game against Newcastle.

Haaland was aggrieved after City&aposs 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. The Norway international was annoyed that referee Simon Hooper didn&apost play an advantage from his pass to Jack Grealish late in the game.

The striker later tweeted &aposwtf&apos in response to a clip of the incident. It&aposs been suggested that the City forward could be punished by the Football Association because of his outburst.

Van Dijk was fined 100,000 and given an extra game ban for his reaction to being dismissed at Newcastle back in August. Some have speculated that Haaland might also get a similar punishment for his post-match frustrations, having initially escaped punishment while City were charged for failing to control their players.

However, Klopp isn&apost interested in seeing the Premier League&aposs top scorer banned for City, even though it would benefit title rivals Liverpool.

“I don&apost know,” Klopp said. “In most of the years the thing Virgil said no one would have recognised. [He said] &aposF****** joke&apos wasn&apost it? I have no idea exactly what Haaland said, I didn&apost follow it.

“It is like it is. To be honest I didn&apost think for a second about it, when I heard about it, it wasn&apost &aposoh we get it, they don&apost.&apos As long as you are not emotionally involved it is much easier to accept it, in the heat of the moment it is more difficult. They would have probably thought about it and I have no opinion on the outcome.”