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  • David Tyrer

Investigation into LFC 'spying' claims dropped by FA

In what will be a welcome announcement by the FA, the investigation into allegations made about Liverpool apparently 'spying' on Man City have been dropped.


The claims were that the Reds' scouting staff had accessed City's scouting system on several occasions, supposedly obtaining data.


The report dates back to 2013, with Liverpool apparently reaching a £1 million confidentiality agreement with City.


But an investigation was opened last October, after a report from the Times and an investigation was later opened, with the FA approaching both clubs for further evidence.


The FA has today announced though, that the investigation has been dropped. The statement from an FA spokesman read: "The FA has carefully considered the evidence it received in this matter, including information provided by both clubs involved, and has decided not to progress the investigation. This is due to a number of factors including the age of the alleged concerns and the settlement agreed by the two clubs involved.


"As per standard protocol, should The FA receive further information or evidence, the decision not to progress the investigation may be reviewed."



 

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