Masch admits FA charge
Liverpool midfielder requests personal hearing
Last Updated: 28/03/08 12:52pm
Mascherano: Sent off against Man Utd
Javier Mascherano has admitted to his improper conduct charge from the Football Association, but the Liverpool midfielder has requested a personal hearing.
Mascherano was charged by the FA after he was sent off for receiving two yellow cards in the first half of Liverpool's 3-0 defeat to Manchester United last Sunday.
The Argentine will now face a regulatory commission in a personal hearing on 3rd April.
Mascherano is currently serving a one-match suspension for the dismissal, ruling him out of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield which can be seen live on Sky Sports 1.
But if the charge of improper conduct is upheld then he will also miss the Premier League games against Arsenal on 5th April and Blackburn eight days later.
However, any ban would exclude the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first and second legs against Arsenal on 2nd and 8th April.
An FA statement read: "Liverpool's Javier Mascherano has admitted a charge of improper conduct and requested a personal hearing.
"The charge relates to his reaction towards referee Steve Bennett after being sent off against Manchester United on 23rd March.
"The case will be heard by a regulatory commission on Thursday 3rd April.
"Mascherano is currently serving a one-match suspension for the sending-off."