Liverpool captain Van Djik in hot water over red card incident

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Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has received a charge for inappropriate behaviour following his red card during Sunday’s match at Newcastle.

Referee carded Van Dijk when he fouled Newcastle’s Alexander Isak in the first half of Liverpool’s 2-1 victory at St. James’ Park.

Expressing intense frustration, the Dutch centre-back vehemently resisted exiting the field, engaging in a dispute with referee John Brooks.

Presently, Van Dijk faces a one-match suspension, sidelining him for the upcoming Aston Villa match.

However, his ban might escalate due to a Tuesday charge by the Football Association, accusing him of using abusive language towards the official.

At the moment, Van Dijk is facing a one-match suspension, which will prevent him from participating in the upcoming game against Aston Villa this weekend.

However, the Football Association might extend this suspension following their charge against him on Tuesday. The charge pertains to his use of abusive or insulting language towards the match official.

“Virgil van Dijk has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E3.1 following Liverpool’s Premier League game against Newcastle United on Sunday, 27 August,” an FA statement said.

“It’s alleged that the defender acted in an improper manner and/or used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official.”

Van Dijk must provide a reply by Friday 1st September to respond to the charge against him.

Right after the Newcastle match, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp strongly criticized the decision to send off his defender.

“I don’t think it is a red card. There’s pretty much no contact, very little, but what can I say? The decision is like this and I cannot change it,” he said.

“Would I whistle in a training game? Definitely not, but there are reasons why I am not a ref.”

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