Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the governing body has announced.
The FA said Sturridge’s alleged breaches were in relation to passing on information about players, managers, team selection or disciplinary matters, which was not publicly available at the time.
“Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s Betting Rules, specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of January 2018.
“He has until 6pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to respond to the charge.”
Sturridge has largely played a periphery role under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield but remains in the German’s first-team thinking this season, having featured nine times and scored four goals.
There is no word yet on what punishment the striker could face if found guilty, or if he admits his guilt, though the news will not be welcomed by Klopp, whose side are second, two points behind leaders Manchester City.
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