Sunday, April 4, 1999 Published at 06:04 GMT 07:04 UK
Police probe Fowler goal celebration
Fowler's gesture was apparently in response to drug taunts
Liverpool's Robbie Fowler could be in more trouble after police launched an investigation into one of his goal celebrations during Saturday's 3-2 win over Everton.
"Following a complaint from a member of the public the matter will be investigated and match officials will be spoken to by officers." said a spokesman for Merseyside police.
The police will be examining video evidence and asking the referee for his match report before taking any action.
The England striker may also be investigated for misconduct by the Football Association after his actions infuriated fans at the Premier League clash at Anfield.
The taunts centred on unfounded rumours of drug-taking, which began over a year ago.
The England international went public at the time to strongly deny any drug use.
Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier denied that Fowler's celebration was related to the crowd's abuse.
"It was a joke, it was a goal celebration he had been taught by Rigobert Song when he was playing for Metz in France. I can understand what people might think but it was nothing to do with the taunts he's had from Everton fans." said Houllier.
Despite a difficult year on and off the pitch, the player has scored 18 goals this season, and his performance during the match against Everton was a match winning one.