Man City launch official complaint after Liverpool fan ‘spits at coaching staff’ | Football | Sport


Manchester City want a full investigation after a Liverpool fan allegedly spat at their coaching staff during their 2-2 Premier League draw on Sunday evening. The incident apparently occurred when the City staff were celebrating Phil Foden’s late equaliser.

After a goalless first half, Sadio Mane put Liverpool ahead after a superb run and pass from Mohamed Salah.

Moments later Phil Foden was picked out in the left-hand side of the penalty area and he drilled the ball low across goal into the bottom corner.

That sparked great celebrations from the City bench, and they were subsequently spat on, the visitors claim.

“They [the staff] told me, but I didn’t see it,” Guardiola said. “In every club there are people like this. Some can’t control their emotions.

“I am pretty sure Liverpool FC will take measures against this person. I know that Liverpool is greater than this behaviour.

“I am sure they will investigate it. Like when they smashed up our bus. It’s always a pleasure coming to Anfield.”

Liverpool went on to take the lead again when Salah beat four defenders before finding the side netting with his right foot from an acute angle.

It looked like the hosts were going to old out for all three points until Kevin De Bruyne’s shot from the edge of the box was deflected beyond Alisson for the equaliser.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was glad that his side were able to bounce back from a poor opening 45 minutes.

“Thank god a football game has two halves,” he said. “We are really happy about the second and not so happy about the first for obvious reasons.

“We did a lot of things wrong in the first half and City did a lot of things right in the first half so we never got really in the game.

“All these things we changed in the second half immediately. We were now in the game and scored wonderful goals with the ball.

“The message was to play the extra pass. We didn’t do that in the first half at all. Do we want to win a game like this? Yes. We have to admit today the point is completely fine.”

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