Furious Liverpool open investigation after a fan allegedly SPAT at a member of Man City’s coaching staff during Sunday’s clash – with club ready to ban person responsible from Anfield for life
- Manchester City complained about Liverpool fans’ behaviour after their 2-2 draw
- City alleged that a Reds fan spat at their coaching staff during Sunday’s match
- Liverpool, the home side on Sunday, have launched a probe into the incident
- Man City have handed over video footage of the incident to the authorities
- Liverpool are willing to ban the individual responsible for life from Anfield games
Liverpool have launched an investigation into the spitting incident that marred Sunday’s draw with Manchester City and will work with Merseyside Police to find the person responsible.
City were furious after a member of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff was spat at during the second half and lodged a complaint immediately after the game. Officials from the Premier League champions had video footage of the incident, which they have handed over to the authorities.
Liverpool are furious about the unseemly episode and will be prepared to ban whoever is found guilty from their stadium for life.
Aside from that, spitting deliberately and directly at another person is deemed as criminal offence and charges will be pressed.
Liverpool have launched a prove into one of their fans spitting at Man City’s coaching staff
City made a complaint after their 2-2 draw at Anfield, claiming their staff were spat at by fans
The Anfield club have gathered a number of witness statements from those who were sat in that part of the lower Main Stand, close to the opposition dugout, and are working with City to gather more evidence in order to reach a swift conclusion.
A Liverpool FC Spokesperson, said: ‘Following a complaint of a serious alleged incident near the dugout area at Anfield during the second half of Sunday’s game against Manchester City, we are conducting a full investigation, working with all relevant parties including Manchester City, to gather evidence from individuals who witnessed the incident as well as analysing all available video footage.
‘The evidence collected to date is substantial and, if requested to do so, will be handed to Merseyside Police given the potential for criminal charges. This case will also be subject to the Club’s Official Sanctions Process.
Liverpool are prepared to ban the individual responsible from their Anfield stadium for life
‘Anfield is our home and we will ensure it is a safe, enjoyable environment for everyone attending and will not allow unacceptable isolated behaviour to impact on our Club’s values and principles.’
This is the latest incident of unruly behaviour that caused embarrassment for Liverpool during games against City.
The Manchester club have never forgotten the way their bus was destroyed before a Champions League quarter-final in April 2018. Nobody was ever arrested for the damage caused.