The Football Association have extended the deadline for Javier Mascherano to respond to his improper conduct charge until 6pm on Friday.
However, the date for the case - scheduled to be heard by a regulatory commission - has been brought forwards to Thursday April 3.
The charge came after studying Mascherano's reaction to his dismissal from Sunday's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester United.
The Argentinian midfielder had to be dragged from the pitch by coaching staff and colleagues after being shown a red card in the 45th minute by Steve Bennett.
Mascherano can accept or deny the charge and also has the option of requesting a personal hearing.
The 23-year-old is currently serving a one-match suspension for the dismissal, ruling him out of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton at Anfield.