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FA to investigate Arsenal vs. Liverpool brawl after managers were informed of on-field comments

FA to investigate Arsenal vs. Liverpool brawl after managers were informed of on-field comments

The FA will look into a brawl that occurred during Arsenal’s dramatic win over Liverpool.

Following a scuffle on the field, referee Michael Oliver rushed over to the touchline to speak with both Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp.

It is believed that angry words were exchanged between Arsenal and Liverpool players after Arsenal was awarded a late penalty.

That prompted Oliver to go over to the sideline and inform the managers that one of the players had allegedly said something to an opponent.

Both managers are thought to have spoken to Oliver AFTER the game, and the situation has now been referred to the Football Association.

It could result in a full-scale investigation, but the FA will first consult with the match officials before deciding whether to take any further action.

AN FA Spokesperson: “We are aware of an incident that took place during the match between Arsenal and Liverpool. We are in dialogue with the match officials and will review the details of the incident.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was asked about the post-match brawl by Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves, but the Reds manager said he couldn’t comment because the matter had been referred to the FA.

“The referee, Michael Oliver, has come over to speak to the managers and what we’re being told now is that that matter has been referred to the Football Association. And any further comments on it will come from them.”

Arsenal beat Liverpool 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium to reclaim first place in the Premier League.

Manchester City had taken the lead with a 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday, but Arsenal responded with another determined performance to reclaim the lead by a point.

FA to investigate Arsenal vs. Liverpool brawl after managers were informed of on-field comments

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