Assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis will not officiate until an investigation over an alleged elbow on Andy Robertson ends, the PGMOL has confirmed.
Hatzidakis made contact with Robertson’s chin after he approached him at the end of the first half in Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Arsenal.
An angry Robertson and several teammates approached referee Paul Tierney, who booked Robertson.
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Robertson was given a yellow card by referee Paul Tierney for his role in the involvement, while Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson approached the officials to discuss the incident.
Refereeing body PGMOL said it “will not be appointing Constantine Hatzidakis to fixtures in any of the competition” during the FA investigation.
After the match, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unable to cast any light on the incident.
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“I know it happened but I didn’t watch it,” Klopp said. “If it happened the pictures will speak for themselves.”
The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) body, which governs referees in English football, has said it is investigating the incident, as is the Football Association.
A statement read: “PGMOL is aware of an incident involving assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at half-time during the Liverpool vs Arsenal fixture at Anfield. We will review the matter in full once the game has concluded.”