Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged by the Football Association for allegedly breaching betting regulations.
Sturridge has been charged specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of January 2018.
The first rule states that a player “shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world”.
The second rule bans players from providing information for use in betting, “which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time”.
Sturridge is alleged to have broken the rule which forbids players from betting on the outcome of a match.
English football’s governing body also claim the 29-year-old has contravened regulations regarding supplying information which was then used in relation to betting.
The 29-year-old has until 6pm on November 20 to respond to the charge.
Responding to the charge, a Liverpool spokesman said: “Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so.
“Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.
“As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.”