The Liverpool atriker El Hadji-Diouf, has beencharged with spitting at a Celtic fan during the clubs’ UEFA Cup tie in March.

The Senegal striker is accused of assaulting Dominic Schiavone during the match at Parkhead which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The 22-year-old, of Broadacre Close, Liverpool, did not attend the hearing and the case was adjourned until Friday, 30 May.