Gerrard will be lucky to escape ban

LIVERPOOL - Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is in danger of a three-match ban after appearing to elbow Portsmouth's Michael Brown in an off-the-ball incident during his side's 4-1 victory on Monday.

LIVERPOOL - Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is in danger of a three-match ban after appearing to elbow Portsmouth's Michael Brown in an off-the-ball incident during his side's 4-1 victory on Monday.

The Football Association may yet take action after studying footage of their clash in the second half at Anfield - and it could bring a suspension that would rule Gerrard out of Liverpool's meeting with Manchester United on Sunday.

Gerrard was substituted shortly after Brown was flattened in an incident that was not punished by referee Stuart Attwell, who thought it was a "coming together" between the players.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez said he didn't see the incident, as did Portsmouth manager Avram Grant. - Sapa-AFP

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