The Football Association (FA) has fined Liverpool £37,500 for an incident that occurred during their recent 4-1 Premier League loss at Manchester City in which their players surrounded the referee.
When City midfielder Rodri intentionally fouled Cody Gakpo in the 34th minute of the match at the Etihad Stadium, the score was still tied at 1.
Just a few minutes earlier, the Spaniard had received a booking for a comparable infraction; however, referee Simon Hooper decided against issuing a second yellow card, which would have resulted in a red one.
The FA has fined the club as a result of the appeal made by Diogo Jota, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, and captain Jordan Henderson to the official.
Liverpool admitted it had failed to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or do not behave in a way which is improper.FA stated.
In response to assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis’ apparent elbow on Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson during last Sunday’s draw with Arsenal, the FA declared on Thursday that it would take “no further action” against him.
On Monday, Liverpool will play their following match at Leeds United.