Footballers who dive could be given bans even if referees do not catch them during games, under plans being considered by the FA.

In Scotland players who gain an advantage for their team by simulation or diving can be punished retrospectively and given a two-match suspension.

Now the Football Association is looking at a similar scheme to stamp out cheating in the English game.

According to The Times , FA officials are to be sent to Scotland on "a fact-finding mission" to help referees.

FA chairman Greg Clarke is believed to be among many who are keen on the plans, which would involve controversial incidents being reviewed in video replays after matches.

Manchester United 's Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday was at the centre of an incident which sparked a touchline disagreement between managers Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho.