Football Association disciplinary chiefs have announced that following the Fulham victory over Liverpool that they will be looking into an apparent headbutt by Fulham’s Michael Brown on Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso.

An FA spokesman said: “We will look at the television footage of the incidents tomorrow and ask the officials what action they would have taken had they seen the incidents, and any charges will be based on that.”

If charges are announced, the player will have until Wednesday to respond and under the fast-track system a disciplinary hearing would take place on Thursday.

Alonso was left with a bloody nose after the clash with Brown and Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez said: “It was clear and everybody saw it.”