Liverpool are investigating an alleged incident between Wolves defender Jonny and a ball boy during the Reds’ 1-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.
The Merseyside club are looking into claims the Spaniard came into contact with the youngster while trying to retrieve a ball in front of the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand.
“The club is aware of the incident and will follow established protocols in terms of gathering the relevant information,” Liverpool said in a statement given to PA.
“While that process takes place we will be making no further comment.”
It is understood Wolves are aware of the alleged incident but are awaiting further feedback from Liverpool.
Sadio Mane’s 14th goal of the season saw the Premier League leaders re-establish their 13-point lead at the top – but the 1-0 victory was not without the now seemingly obligatory VAR controversy.
Two incidents in the three minutes before half-time encapsulated the best and worst of the review system, with the hosts rightly having Mane’s goal reinstated after referee Anthony Taylor incorrectly called a handball on Adam Lallana.
On the flip side Wolves had a Pedro Neto equaliser chalked off for another of those marginal offside decisions which are virtually invisible to the naked eye.
Fans on social media have been making the ‘Li-VAR-Pool’ joke since Jurgen Klopp’s side rose to the top and stayed there early in the season and this was arguably one of those occasions when a case could be made for the technology working in their favour.
It will matter in the final reckoning, however, if – as expected – Liverpool go on to win their first title in 30 years.