Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association.
The charge relates to the comments made by Benitez immediately after his side's opening day 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham on 16 August.
Benitez was angry that Liverpool were denied two penalties at White Hart Lane and after the game said: "The decisions were very poor."
The Spaniard has until 15 September to respond to the charge.
Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee was also charged with improper conduct for his behaviour during the same match.
Lee, 50, was sent to the stands for continued protests toward fourth official Stuart Attwell.
Benitez speaking after Liverpool's loss against Tottenham on 16 August