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Premier League: Liverpool's Van Dijk in trouble, may face longer suspension

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk could be handed a longer suspension after being charged by the Football Association on Tuesday for his reaction to being shown a red card against Newcastle

Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk against Newcastle United in English Premier League. Photo: X

Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk against Newcastle United in English Premier League. Photo: X

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Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk could be handed a longer suspension after being charged by the Football Association on Tuesday for his reaction to being shown a red card against Newcastle in the Premier League over the weekend.
The Netherlands center back was sent off for a foul on Alexander Isak in the first half of Liverpool's 2-1 victory at St. James' Park on Sunday. Van Dijk initially refused to leave the field and then remonstrated with referee John Brooks.
The sending-off will earn him an automatic one-match ban, to be served against Aston Villa this weekend, but the suspension could be increased.
It's alleged that the defender acted in an improper manner and/or used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official," the FA said.
Van Dijk has until Friday to respond to the charge.

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First Published: Aug 30 2023 | 10:05 PM IST

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