Liverpool spitting allegation: what happened vs Man City, what Pep Guardiola said as investigation launched

The City boss expects the Reds to get to the bottom of the situation.

A member of Pep Guardiola’s Man City backroom team was allegedly spat at during the 2-2 draw against Liverpool. Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool have launched an investigation after a fan in the Anfield crowd allegedly spat at a member of the Manchester City backroom staff during Sunday's 2-2 draw.

What happened

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The incident supposedly happened in the second half after Phil Foden had equalised to make the game 1-1.

Reports suggest that City believe that the moment, which would likely have occurred in the Main Stand, has been captured on camera.

What's been said

City boss Pep Guardiola says that he was informed of the incident by members of his staff.

However, he is confident Liverpool will reach the bottom of the situation.

Guardiola told Sky Sports: “I don’t know what happened. I heard something from the crowd - something not nice to staff. But I don’t know what exactly. I didn’t see the images.

“I’m pretty sure that if it happened, what the people told me, I’m sure Liverpool will take measures about this person. Liverpool is much greater than this behaviour.

“Nothing will change my admiration for this club. It was the same story two, three years ago when we came here and they destroyed our bus - it is certain people, not just Liverpool FC.

“It’s always a pleasure to come to this stadium. It’s an honour for this atmosphere, how they support the team. That’s why it’s Anfield.”