Liverpool “not under suspicion” in match-fixing probe

The goalkeeper of Hungarian side Debrecen FC attempted to rig the amount of goals he conceded in a Champions League match against Liverpool in 2009, according to reports.


Europol, the European Union’s criminal investigations agency, said on Monday they had identified 380 matches that had been involved in illegal match fixing, including a Champions League match in England.

That match is reported by Danish press to be the Champions League Group Match between Liverpool and Debrecen, at Anfield on 16th September 2009.

Liverpool won the match, 1-0, but the Debrecen goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic, who has been banned for two years for a separate offence involving a failure to report an approach regarding match-fixing, is reported to have been paid to concede more than two goals.

The only goal of the game occurred when Dirk Kuyt slotted home after Poleksic had parried Fernando Torres’ shot.

The report stressed that Liverpool are “not under suspicion” and a Liverpool spokesperson said “Liverpool Football Club has not been contacted by anyone from Europol or Uefa in relation to this matter.”

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