“The evidence collected to date is substantial and, if requested to do so, will be handed to Merseyside Police given the potential for criminal charges. This case will also be subject to the Club’s Official Sanctions Process.
“Anfield is our home and we will ensure it is a safe, enjoyable environment for everyone attending and will not allow unacceptable isolated behaviour to impact on our Club’s values and principles.”
Spitting directly at another person can lead to criminal consequences, and Liverpool have confirmed that they are ready to work with the police to identify the offender/offenders, potentially readying a lifetime ban for any fan found responsible.
A number of witness statements have reportedly been collected from those seated around the suspected dugout area, and Liverpool have been in close contact with the City staff to gather more statements from their perspectives, along with full video footage of the incident.