Sam Kerr attempts to flee the field of play as she is grappled by fans at Anfield

• Charges expected to be brought over incident at Liverpool match • Swedish forward could face further punishment from Fifa and FA

Sam Kerr attempts to flee the field of play as she is grappled by fans at Anfield on Wednesday

The Swedish international soccer player Sam Kerr was aggressively tackled by a pitch invader as she ran down the touchline after scoring her second goal of the night in her side’s 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League group stages.

“She should be furious,” Kerr’s father Glenn, a long-time coach with the US women’s national team, told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “The young boy who tackled her appeared to be 16 years old, in front of the pitch side stands that line the touchline.”

He added: “I’m not happy about her action. I’m from a family of former NBA players. I have never had someone jump on me,” Kerr told Reuters in a phone interview, adding that his daughter would be charged by Swedish football authorities, as well as the referees association.

“They are going to take this really, really seriously. FIFA and the English FA could act if she goes into a different country in the future.”

Kerr may have broken FA rules after the crowd invasion at Anfield. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Fifa could also step in if England take a dim view of the incident and charge Kerr for misconduct. She received a yellow card for the challenge.

Players from the two sides brawled after Johny-Ogbonna of Liverpool pushed off Niklas Bendtner, the Denmark striker for Bayer Leverkusen, who accidentally kicked the corner flag in the tunnel.

The young teenage fan charged at Kerr with his arms raised before he was held back by her former national team trainer.

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