This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 16 °C Saturday 21 September, 2019
Advertisement

Rodgers: Referees tough on Liverpool

“If you look at Antonio Valencia last week, he got a penalty against us for barely any contact,” the Anfield chief says.

Image: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

LIVERPOOL MANAGER Brendan Rodgers remains concerned about key decisions he feels have gone against his side this season.

Star forward Luis Suarez was controversially denied a penalty in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Norwich, prompting Rodgers to express his frustrations.

“It was a stonewall penalty,” he said. ”I feel for the guy — I have to be honest — I think everyone in the ground knew it was a penalty.

“If you look at Antonio Valencia last week, he got a penalty against us for barely any contact.”

Rodgers said he feels Suarez is unfairly targeted by referees for diving.

“If Luis is a player that goes down, he would have gone down in the second half,” Rodgers said. ”It was a great piece of skill and the defender caught him but he stayed on his feet.”

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero recently claimed that local players receive preferential treatment ahead of foreigners, but Rodgers was not so damning.

“There is nothing that we can do – I know how difficult a referee’s job is,” Rodgers said. ”You never hear me killing referees and officials. I want my players to respect them and I look to respect them myself.

“Hopefully one day we’ll get the decision but until that point we will continue to concentrate on our performance.”

Liverpool host Udinese in the Europa League on Thursday before facing Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Eurostar: Mandanda throws away Marseille’s perfect start

Irish Eye: Long earns Baggies a share of the spoils on derby day

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

TheScore Team

Read next:

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel