Liverpool v Manchester Metropolis: Reds investigating spitting allegation

Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola was booked for angrily remonstrating with officers after they didn’t ship James Milner off

Liverpool have collected “substantial proof” after Manchester Metropolis made a grievance alleging a house fan spat at their backroom workers within the first half of the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool are conducting a full investigation into the incident.

In an announcement the membership mentioned witnesses had been interviewed whereas CCTV and video footage was being analysed.

“The proof collected up to now is substantial,” Liverpool mentioned.

“If requested to take action, [the evidence] can be handed to Merseyside Police given the potential for felony prices.”

It’s understood any Liverpool fan discovered to have spat at Manchester Metropolis workers would face a attainable lifetime ban from Anfield.

In a thrilling sport on Merseyside, Metropolis twice got here from behind to assert a degree, with Kevin de Bruyne levelling the second time after Mohamed Salah’s excellent solo purpose had once more put the Reds forward.

It was not with out on-field controversy, with Pep Guardiola furiously remonstrating with officers after James Milner didn’t obtain the second yellow card the Metropolis boss felt the Reds full-back’s foul on Bernardo Silva deserved.

Liverpool added within the assertion: “Anfield is our dwelling and we’ll guarantee it’s a protected, gratifying surroundings for everybody attending and won’t permit unacceptable remoted behaviour to affect on our membership’s values and ideas.”

The draw leaves Metropolis third within the desk on 14 factors, a degree and a spot worse off than Liverpool and two factors behind leaders Chelsea.

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