PREMIER - Liverpool finds no evidence to show spitting incident occured

10.11.2021 00:00 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Liverpool finds no evidence to show spitting incident occured
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Liverpool has concluded its investigation into allegations that a supporter spat on Manchester City's coaching staff during last month's 2-2 draw at Anfield.

After Phil Foden scored City's first equalizer, two fans were found to have acted excessively.

Liverpool, however, was unable to establish proof of a spitting incident after collecting testimonies from witnesses and reviewing camera footage.

Two supporters were observed yelling and gesticulating at Pep Guardiola's staff.

They've been relegated to seats away from the dugout, and a note has been written to them warning them about their future behavior.

According to a Liverpool spokesman:

“We have now completed a full and thorough investigation following a complaint of an alleged incident near the dugout area at our fixture against Manchester City at Anfield last month.

“The evidence gathered was substantial and included statements from Manchester City's backroom staff, supporters, stewards, unredacted video footage and CCTV recordings.

"We have followed the club's official sanctions processes and appropriate actions have been taken based on the evidence gathered and information received from the complainant.

“We would like to thank all parties who have supported this investigation and now consider this matter closed."