Liverpool ace forward, Mohamed Salah may be up for a possible ban from the last two Premier League games for misconduct during Stoke City’s Saturday clash.
If this happens, it may give Spurs talent Harry Kane an extra boost as he seeks to haul back Salah’s five-goal lead in the race for the Golden Boot.
The FA have been alerted to social media clips of the incident, in which the Egyptian superstar appears to flail a balled hand at Stoke’s Dutch defender near the half-way line.
The FA disciplinary beaks are now expected to refer Salah’s clash with Stoke’s Bruno Martins Indi during Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield to the three-man panel of ex-referees to rule if it was a red card offence.
Referee Andre Marriner did not spot the incident, which took place just before half-time.
Under FA rules, potential violent conduct incidents missed by the officials are referred to the panel of former whistlers, who must unanimously agree it was a sending off.
Last week, West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi avoided action when the three former refs — who view all referred incident separately — failed to agree he should have received a red card for an alleged punch on Liverpool’s Danny Ings.
However, Salah will know his fate in the next 24 hours if he faces a violent conduct charge, which would bring with it an automatic three-game ban ruling him out of the rest of the domestic campaign and the first game of next term.