Clubs warned over toxic behaviour before Premier League season restart

Clubs warned over toxic behaviour of players and managers prior to Premier League season restart, after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s touchline tirade at an official in win over Man City

  • Premier League clubs have been warned over toxic behaviour towards officials
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp served a touchline ban last month over his conduct
  • Stakeholders are concerned over behaviour throughout the football pyramid 
  • The Premier League will not adopt lengthy stoppage time seen in the World Cup 

Players and managers have been warned about their increasingly toxic behaviour by the Premier League ahead of the season’s restart.

It comes after Jurgen Klopp’s abuse of assistant referee, Gary Beswick, sparked outrage in October when Liverpool’s manager was dismissed during their 1-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield.

Football’s stakeholders, including the Premier League, FA, EFL, PFA and LMA, met to discuss this problem which they feel became prominent across the footballing pyramid in the season’s first half. They have now issued a stern warning to clubs, insisting such behaviour will not be tolerated.

Jurgen Klopp was forced to serve a one-match touchline ban after being sent off in October

Klopp later returned to the field of play after full time to celebrate Liverpool’s 1-0 win over City. However, the FA have now introduced a new rule which will stop managers from returning following a red card.

Meanwhile, fans should not expect 100-minute matches in the Premier League like those seen at the World Cup in Qatar, as previously revealed by Sportsmail

The Premier League will not adopt FIFA’s strategy for stoppage time seen during the World Cup

The Premier League, along with refereeing body PGMOL, have decided they do not want to adopt the ‘FIFA Time’ strategy which saw remarkably lengthy stoppage times added to the end of games.

Instead they plan to tackle time-wasting by using strong officiating to ensure games are restarted as soon as possible and their multi-ball system inside stadiums.

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