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Liverpool have “substantial evidence” following spitting incident with Man City staff

Liverpool spitting

A full investigation is being conducted.

Liverpool have confirmed that they have “substantial evidence” following a spitting incident involving a fan and members of Manchester City’s coaching staff.

City made a complaint to Liverpool after alleging that a fan spat at their backroom staff during the 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday evening.

Liverpool spitting

Pep Guardiola was asked about this incident in his post-match interview, where he said that his staff informed him that it happened, but he had no recollection of it.

He said: “I’m pretty sure Liverpool FC will take measures against this person. I know they are greater than this behaviour.”

Liverpool statement on spitting incident

A spokesperson for the club released a statement on Monday explaining that the club has already gathered “substantial evidence”.

The statement read: “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.

“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.”

Liverpool spitting

Liverpool 2-2 Man City

The game itself was without a doubt the most exciting of the Premier League season so far, with both sides having a number of chances to win the game.

And while both sides definitely gave an excellent account of themselves, it was Chelsea that were the real winners, as they remained on top of the league.

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