Football Association begins investigation into Roberto Firmino-Mason Holgate clash

Mason Holgate and Roberto Firmino clashed during Everton and Liverpool’s FA Cup third round tie (Picture: Getty)

The Football Association has begun its investigation into the clash which occurred between Maston Holgate and Roberto Firmino during Friday’s Liverpool v Everton FA Cup third round tie.

An FA statement said referee Bobby Madley was ‘made aware of an allegation’ during a match, settled by Virgil van Dijk’s debut goal, and included it in his match report.

‘We will now begin making enquiries into the matter,’ a spokesman said.

Neither player was booked after the first-half confrontation which flared up after Holgate appeared to push Firmino into Anfield’s main stand.

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