Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hit out at the performance of the match officials during his sides 2-1 defeat away at Manchester City.
“I was very proud of the players,” said Rodgers. “I thought they were absolutely outstanding. But they had no help whatsoever from the officials.
“I never go on about officials, but I thought today they were horrendous in terms of their performance. We had nothing that went our way at all.
“The linesman on the offside decision, they weren’t even on the same cut of grass. If you’re working at this level, you have to get that right. It’s not even a difficult one, that one.
“We are working and asking a young player to make those runs to try to break the line, and he’s made a timed run and been given offside when he is through one-on-one on goal. They’re big moments in big games. I think it was about three feet (onside).
“There’s another incident in the second half where Luis Suarez didn’t get a free kick on the edge of the box after Joleon Lescott came right through him. That was waved play on.
“And arguably it was a penalty at the end, where Suarez couldn’t jump as he was tugging at his shirt.
“Hopefully we don’t have a Greater Manchester referee again for a Manchester City game.”
As a manager who rarely comments on Officials it is clear that Rodgers feels that the outcome of the game would have been a lot different if not for Lee Mason and his assistants.
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