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UEFA to probe Gerrard incident

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UEFA will study reports on the missile-throwing incident involving Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Gerrard was hit by missiles thrown from the Marseille fans' section as he waited to take a corner in the first half of Liverpool's 1-0 victory that took them into the last 16 of the Champions League.

A spokesman for UEFA at the game said: "The incident will be included in both the match delegate's report and the referee's report. UEFA are aware of what happened and any further comment will now come from them."

UEFA on Wednesday night confirmed the incident will be included in Portuguese referee Olegario Benquerenca's report as well as the report from UEFA delegate Svein Johannessen.

Gerrard, who scored Liverpool's winner in the 1-0 victory over the French side, looked to have been hit by a small metal object.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez praised Gerrard's restraint in a month that has seen Chelsea's Didier Drogba punished by the FA for throwing a coin back into the crowd when the west Londoners lost in the Carling Cup to Burnley.

A Liverpool spokesman said: "The UEFA delegate is aware of what happened to Steven and it is now in his hands."

It is also believed UEFA are aware the missiles came from the Marseille fans' enclosure, and any action will not involve Liverpool.

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