Liverpool will 'co-operate' after clash

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Liverpool say they will co-operate with any investigation into Roberto Firmino’s clash with Mason Holgate in the Reds’ 2-1 FA Cup win over Everton.

Holgate pushed forward Firmino over the advertising hoardings and into the crowd, with the Everton defender left furious after the pair subsequently exchanged angry words.

“The club and player will fully co-operate with the relevant authorities to ensure the facts are established in a thorough manner if deemed necessary or requested,” said a spokesman.

“While that process is ongoing, we will not be making any further comment.”

The incident – in which neither player was booked – will be included in the match report referee Bobby Madley sends to the Football Association

Everton boss Sam Allardyce was asked about the incident after the game, and said: “I haven’t found out exactly what happened. I’m here to talk about football not controversial issues.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp added: “I only heard about something but I can’t say anything about it because so far I couldn’t speak to anybody and I think, from now on, first of all the club will answer.

“I don’t really know anything about it.”

James Milner opened the scoring, before Gylfi Sigurdsson’s equaliser – but Virgil van Dijk scored the winner on his debut to put Liverpool into the fourth round.

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