Manchester City have complained to Liverpool after a member of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff was allegedly spat on.
The incident reportedly took place at Anfield when the city boss and his colleague Phil Foden were celebrating a draw.
According to Liverpool EchoLiverpool have launched an investigation following City’s complaint.
It is also believed that the alleged incident has been caught on camera and the Anfield club is reviewing the evidence.
Discussing the complaint, Guardiola said: “I don’t know what happened.
“I hear from the crowd they said something that was not good for the staff, but I didn’t see the pictures of what happened.
“But I’m pretty sure that if what happened – what people told me – Liverpool FC would take measures about this person.
“Liverpool is huge of this behavior so my admiration for this club will not change.”
The alleged incident happened in the 69th minute when Foden canceled Sadio Mane’s opener with a quick left-footed strike.
Mohamed Salah restored Liverpool’s key moments later with a brilliant goal, before Kevin de Bruyne equalized late to secure a 2–2 draw.
Tensions between Liverpool and City have risen in recent years due to the success of their respective teams.
In April 2018, Liverpool fans attacked City’s team bus ahead of the Champions League quarter-finals, causing extensive damage.
Guardiola said: “The same thing happened three years ago when they destroyed our bus when we arrived. It’s certain people. It’s not Liverpool FC.
“It’s a pleasure to be in this stadium. It’s an honor to have this environment. The way they support and support the team is fantastic, so is Anfield.”
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