Premier League giants Liverpool have been slapped with an improper conduct charge by the English Football Association, it has been confirmed.
The charge comes on the back of the Reds’ trip to The Etihad to take on Manchester City last weekend.
A miserable evening’s work for Jurgen Klopp’s troops began with them taking the lead early in the clash through Mohamed Salah, only to ultimately emerge on the wrong side of a 4-1 result.
The fallout, however, has not ended there.
As confirmed in an official release on the part of the FA late on Thursday, Liverpool have been ‘charged after its players surrounded a match official during the 34th minute of their Premier League game against Manchester City on Saturday 1 April.
‘It’s alleged that Liverpool FC failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or do not behave in a way which is improper, and the club has until Wednesday 12 April to respond.’
For those who may have missed it, the incident in question came about late in the first-half in Manchester, when Liverpool’s players were left incensed by the decision of referee Simon Hooper not to send off Man City star Rodri.
This came after the Spaniard tripped Cody Gakpo, just moments on from being cautioned for a foul on Diogo Jota.