JURGEN KLOPP is no stranger to an explosive bust-up.

The Liverpool manager was at it again on Sunday as he clashed with referee Paul Tierney.

Jurgen Klopp was involved in his latest bust-up on Sunday

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Jurgen Klopp was involved in his latest bust-up on SundayCredit: AP
He was booked by Paul Tierney for his behaviour on the touchline at Tottenham

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He was booked by Paul Tierney for his behaviour on the touchline at TottenhamCredit: AFP

First he was shown a yellow card for his reaction to Harry Kane not being sent off for a dangerous tackle.

And then after the match he raged “what’s his problem with me”.

Here, SunSport takes a look at the German’s biggest rows from calling out BT’s Des Kelly to his bust-up with a sweary Frank Lampard.

PAUL TIERNEY

Klopp lost his cool as a number of key decisions went against Liverpool during the 2-2 draw away at Tottenham.

After Harry Kane escaped a red card for a wild lunge on Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota’s penalty appeals were waved away, the German went ballistic on the touchlines.

Ref Tierney showed him a yellow card with Klopp then sarcastically bowing – and avoiding an immediate second yellow.

Robertson was later sent off for a swipe on Emerson Royal and Klopp confronted Tierney at full-time.

He told the official: “I don’t have a problem with referees, only you.

“Anyone who has played football knows you can’t stop there to win a penalty.”

The German sarcastically bowed to Tierney after being shown the yellow card

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The German sarcastically bowed to Tierney after being shown the yellow cardCredit: Getty
He approached the officials on the pitch at full-time following the 2-2 draw

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He approached the officials on the pitch at full-time following the 2-2 drawCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

And after the match the Liverpool boss said to Sky Sports: “It is always helpful when you play football yourself. When you see the situation back (Jota’s penalty appeal), the VAR is there. Why is he stopping? I don’t understand.

“The draw is fine. We are not crazy enough to think we cannot draw at Tottenham but these situations are crucial.

“I have no idea what his [referee Paul Tierney] problem is with me.

“I was a bit more emotional in the game but he gives me a yellow card but it is not allowed in a situation like this? He comes over and gives me a yellow card but I’d have preferred the right decisions on the pitch.

“But just an objective ref who sees the situations and judges them. He told me he thinks he stops on purpose. It is incredible. He had the best spot on the pitch and doesn’t give it. You will have to ask him what his problem is with me.”

DIEGO SIMEONE

Atletico lost a dramatic Champions League encounter to the Reds, who picked up a late 3-2 win at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in October 2021, and Simeone stormed down the tunnel after the full-time whistle.

Klopp stood furiously outside the tunnel, seemingly bemused by Simeone’s decision to ignore his handshake. Two HUGE VAR calls went against the Argentine’s side as Liverpool took the three points.

But Simeone insisted the snub was nothing personal as he “never shakes hands after a match”.

The 51-year-old added that next time he saw Klopp he would definitely extend his hand.

However, when the sides met at Anfield a few weeks later, Simeone snubbed Klopp AGAIN.

Jurgen Klopp was not happy when Diego Simeone refused to shake his hand after Liverpool beat Atletico Madrid

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Jurgen Klopp was not happy when Diego Simeone refused to shake his hand after Liverpool beat Atletico MadridCredit: BT Sport
The Atletico boss ran straight down the tunnel at the end of his side's 3-2 defeat

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The Atletico boss ran straight down the tunnel at the end of his side’s 3-2 defeatCredit: BT Sport
Jurgen Klopp gesticulated down the tunnel after Simeone

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Jurgen Klopp gesticulated down the tunnel after SimeoneCredit: Rex

DES KELLY

Klopp and BT Sport reporter Des Kelly have developed a comical rivalry in recent seasons.

One of their first clashes came in November 2020 after Klopp blasted Kelly’s employers BT Sport for scheduling his team to play on Saturday lunch time after a Champions League game midweek.

Klopp labelled it criminal but Kelly hit back and suggested Klopp was “aiming at the wrong target” and said “having a go at the broadcaster isn’t going to change anything”.

A similar situation occurred when Klopp’s team played Watford at 12.30pm after an international break.

And rounding on Kelly again, the German said: “Who had the idea to bring us at 12.30pm? Was it Watford?

“If [BT Sport] wouldn’t have said it we would’ve had to reply. Ah yeah thank you for your help, really, thank you, thank you very much.”

Jurgen Klopp and BT Sport reporter Des Kelly have developed somewhat of a comical rivalry in recent seasons

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Jurgen Klopp and BT Sport reporter Des Kelly have developed somewhat of a comical rivalry in recent seasonsCredit: The Times

SADIO MANE

There have been a few incidents involving the stern-faced Senegalese.

The forward famously threw a strop at the end of a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in 2017.

Mane’s tantrum came after coming on just one minute before injury-time — and he let his boss know exactly how he felt before storming down the tunnel.

And there was more of the same from the former Southampton man earlier this year when he refused to shake hands with Klopp at the end of a 4-2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Klopp later explained it was because he dropped Mane in place of Diogo Jota shortly before the game with little explanation.

But studio pundits Roy Keane and Graeme Souness took exemption to the Senegal international’s display and called it ‘disrespectful’.

Klopp has also been involved in some frosty exchanges with Sadio Mane after matches

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Klopp has also been involved in some frosty exchanges with Sadio Mane after matches

SEAN DYCHE

Klopp and Sean Dyche angrily clashed in the Anfield tunnel as tempers boiled over at half time between Liverpool and Burnley in January.

The Reds chief was quizzed about the incident after the defeat and replied: “If he’s not talking about it, I will not talk about it. But I didn’t start it.”

It was not the first time the pair had crossed swords having gone head-to-head after a game in December 2018.

Dyche whispered something to Klopp making him visibly confused after the match.

But the Clarets boss insisted he only told Klopp “well done” after Liverpool nicked a stoppage time win.

And their most recent encounter came in August when Klopp called Burnley’s players wrestlers and Dyche hit back by criticising the German for ‘name-checking’ members of his team.

FRANK LAMPARD

In one of Klopp’s more feisty encounters, he was reportedly told to ‘f*** off and sit down’ by then-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

The ex-England midfielder lost his cool with Klopp and his assistant Pep Lijnders after the referee awarded the Reds a free-kick which led to their second goal in a 5-3 thriller last July.

Klopp fired back by saying the former midfielder ‘has a lot to learn’.

Lampard has since admitted he regretted the bust-up and confirmed there was no bad blood between the pair.

But he did call the German a ‘hypocrite’ just two months later after the Liverpool boss criticised Chelsea’s spending.

Frank Lampard and Klopp clashed on the touchline at Anfield with the Blues boss labelling the Liverpool staff 'arrogant'

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Frank Lampard and Klopp clashed on the touchline at Anfield with the Blues boss labelling the Liverpool staff ‘arrogant’

ARSENE WENGER

Klopp slated Arsene Wenger for not getting the best out of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in 2017.

The Liverpool boss said he found it ‘unbelievable’ the Ox’s attacking talents were not used to the full by the Gunners’ chief.

That had come after Wenger said Klopp and his fellow Prem managers had been ‘disappointing on all levels’ the year before.

And needle between the pair emerged again in 2020 when Liverpool blew the chance to match Wenger’s Arsenal in going unbeaten in the Premier League.

Rather than sympathise with the Reds, Wenger said he was ‘very satisfied’ to see them lose 3-0 to Watford.

JOSE MOURINHO

Where to start with these two?

A famous early clash occurred in January 2017 when the two squared up to each other on the touchline in a 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Mourinho’s Manchester United.

Fans then suggested Klopp had got Mourinho the sack for the third time in December 2018.

Their rivalry continued after Mourinho took charge at Tottenham as the Portuguese took aim at Klopp’s touchline ‘behaviour’ after Spurs lost at Anfield in December 2020.

He said: “The best team lost and [Klopp] disagreed but that’s his opinion.

“By the way, if I behave on the touchline like he does then I’m not there.

“Come on, that’s animated. Do you want to take the table with the time from the fourth official? I’m saying for some reason I’m different and I’m sad.”

Klopp and Jose Mourinho have had many heated exchanges during their Premier League encounters

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Klopp and Jose Mourinho have had many heated exchanges during their Premier League encounters
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