Linesman Constantine Hatzidakis has been suspended by the FA indefinitely for involvement in an incident with Liverpool player Andy Robertson. The Scottish international appeared to have an argument with the referee after the Half time whistle in their 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Anfield.

Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli scored for the visitors before the Reds came back with a goal late in the second half. After the first half concluded, Liverpool was not happy with some officiating decisions and hence Robertson took it up with the assistant referee and appeared to touch him to which the referee elbowed Robertson.

During the match, Professional Game Match Officials Limited issued a statement that read: ‘PGMOL is aware of an incident involving assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at half-time during the Liverpool v Arsenal fixture at Anfield.  We will review the matter in full once the game has concluded.’

The PGMOL issued a statement on Monday that suspends the referee indefinitely: “PGMOL will not be appointing Constantine Hatzidakis to fixtures in any of the competitions it serves whilst the FA investigates the incident involving the assistant referee and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at Anfield.”

Fulham striker Aleksander Mitrovic has recently been hit with an eight-game ban for putting his hands on an official and it is believed that a referee will be held up to the same standards. So Constantine Hatzikadis could face an eight-game ban if found guilty in the FA’s investigation. 

Getting back to the game, Liverpool came back from a two-goal lead to end the game at 2-2 with goals from Salah and Firmino. The Reds climb to eighth in the table and face Leeds on Tuesday.