Liverpool's Torres In 'Head-Butt' Row

There could be a storm brewing for El Niño as Jimmy Bullard accuses the Spaniard of butting John Pantsil...
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has been accused of deliberately head-butting an opponent in the wake of the Reds' frustrating home draw with Fulham on Saturday.

During the course of that goalless encounter, Torres was involved in an altercation with Ghana international John Pantsil.

The Spaniard appeared to walk into the back of his marker, provoking a clash of heads.

Television replays showed the incident to be little more than accidental, but Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard was not convinced.

Bullard accosted Torres at the end of the game, becoming embroiled in an unsavoury slanging match, as he felt the ex-Atlético Madrid captain was guilty of a deliberate head-butt.

The Cottagers will not be pursuing the matter any further, but Bullard is still seething at what he perceived to be violent actions on the part of El Niño.

He told the press: "I just felt he had head-butted John and I wasn't happy that someone had done that to one of my team-mates.

"But we're not making anything of it; it happens.

"And I wouldn't have done it if it had been Duncan Ferguson - I'd have been nowhere near!"

Peter Staunton, Goal.com