Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has been handed a further one-match ban and a £100,000 fine after admitting he behaved improperly following his red card at Newcastle.
The Netherlands international was sent off for a foul on Alexander Isak in the first half of Liverpool’s 2-1 win at St James’ Park on August 27, but initially refused to leave the pitch – and then protested to the referee John Brooks.
The centre-back was suspended for the 3-0 win over Aston Villa before the international break due to an automatic one-match ban, but he will now also serve another ban and miss the trip to Wolves on September 16.
A statement from the FA said: “Virgil van Dijk has been suspended for one match and fined £100,000 for breaching FA Rule E3 during Liverpool’s Premier League game against Newcastle on Sunday 27 August .1 had violated.”
“The defender admitted that he behaved inappropriately and used insulting and insulting words towards a match official following his sending off in the 29th minute and the sanctions were subsequently imposed by an independent regulatory commission.”