FA charges Liverpool & Everton for unsavoury Merseyside derby confrontation
- Liverpool & Everton players in bust-up
- FA charges both teams
- Merseyside teams can appeal charges
WHAT HAPPENED? Players on both sides were involved in a bust-up late on in the Premier League clash at Anfield which began with a clash between Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Liverpool's Andy Robertson. Although several more players were involved, only Pickford and Robertson were booked for the incident.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The FA has responded by hitting both teams with charges for failing to ensure orderly conduct from their players in the match, which Liverpool won 2-0.
WHAT THEY SAID: "Liverpool and Everton have been charged following a mass confrontation during the 86th minute of their Premier League match on Monday 13 February," a statement from the FA read. "It’s alleged that both clubs failed to ensure their players and/or benches conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour. Liverpool and Everton have until Monday 20 February to provide responses to their charges."
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WHAT NEXT FOR LIVERPOOL? The Reds are in action again on Saturday when they take on Newcastle.