The repercussions from Liverpool’s defeat to Man United may be more damaging than losing three points after Brendan Rodgers’ men lost their discipline in a heated encounter.
After Steven Gerrard was sent off for a daft stamp on Ander Herrera, which was an odd display of petulance from an experienced professional, Martin Skrtel may be banned by the FA in retrospect.
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In the last second of the game, David de Gea rushed out at the feat of Skrtel and the defender clearly left a foot in on the keeper, a cheap and cowardly act which could’ve seriously hurt a fellow professional.
It will be interesting to see whether or not this incident is highly publicised as much as Diego Costa’s stamp against Emre Can was – will Jose Mourinho be watching?
Here is the stamp in questions: