The Football Association has charged Virgil van Dijk with “improper manner” behavior following his red card in Liverpool’s victory over Newcastle.

The Liverpool captain received a direct red card during the 29th minute at St. James’ Park on Sunday for a foul on Newcastle forward Alexander Isak.

While the VAR reviewed the incident, the defender seemed to engage in a discussion with referee John Brooks.

According to the FA, there are allegations that Van Dijk used language that was “abusive and/or insulting.”

The FA stated, “Virgil van Dijk has been formally charged with violating FA rule E3.1 subsequent to Liverpool’s Premier League match against Newcastle United on Sunday, August 27.”

The accusation revolves around the claim that the defender conducted himself in an inappropriate manner and

or employed offensive and/or insulting language towards a match official after being shown the red card in the 29th minute.”

By Chinedu

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