Anfield midfielder and Spanish international went head-to-head last night…
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and Chelsea striker Diego Costa had to be forced apart by a member of the Anfield ground staff after the pair came to blows in the tunnel following Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.
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Reports in the Daily Star confirm that tempers flared between the two players, who traded insults on the pitch before clashing again after the full-time whistle. No action is expected to be taken against either player.
Costa got on the wrong side of a number of Liverpool players during the 1-1 draw – handling in his own penalty area in the first-half, an incident that was missed by the referee, while also going down easily when looking for a penalty after the break.
The pair will of course be meeting again in Tuesday’s second-leg, with many eyes likely to be on the duo to see whether any animosity remains between the two players.
It’s a tie that is finely poised after last night’s game, with Raheem Sterling having cancelled out Eden Hazard’s early penalty. It’s all to play for at Stamford Bridge, with the winner facing either Tottenham or Sheffield United in the final. Spurs winning the first-leg 1-0.
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