Hacking allegations against Liverpool have been dropped following an investigation by the Football Association.
Liverpool’s scouting department were accused of hacking into Manchester City’s system ‘on a number of occasions’, leading to a complaint by City in 2013.
The Reds decided to settle with City in that same year and the FA have now ended their investigation having ‘considered the evidence’ presented by both clubs.
Liverpool’s sporting director and two of the club’s scouts who had joined from City were the ones accused of involvement but the club can now put the incident behind them.
An FA spokesperson said: ‘The FA has carefully considered the evidence it received in this matter, including information provided by both clubs involved, and has decided not to progress the investigation.
‘This is due to a number of factors including the age of the alleged concerns and the settlement agreed by the two clubs involved.
‘As per standard protocol, should The FA receive further information or evidence, the decision not to progress the investigation may be reviewed.’