Liverpool FC manager angry with inconsistent refereeing decisions

Liverpool sit 7th in the Premier League after a modest start to the season and it looks as though it will be another uphill struggle when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League this term. Monday night’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham was their third on the road this term, with Kenny Dalglish clearly unhappy with the refereeing decisions that…

Liverpool sit 7th in the Premier League after a modest start to the season and it looks as though it will be another uphill struggle when it comes to qualifying for the Champions League this term.

Monday night’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham was their third on the road this term, with Kenny Dalglish clearly unhappy with the refereeing decisions that went against the Reds. The Scot presented a DVD to journalists to illustrate his grievances despite the possibility of being charged for doing so.

“If anyone wants to see the truth it’s on the screen,” the Liverpool manager said.

“If we have infringed rules we will have to accept it and take the punishment, but I’m not certain what the rules are when it comes to disputing a decision,” Dalglish added. “What I do know is that referees are inconsistent with their interpretations. The only intent in Jay’s mind was to get the ball, and normally our discipline is good, as our film clip can prove.

“If you look at the way Craig Bellamy was being provoked [by Clint Dempsey] at Fulham you can only say his discipline was unbelievable. He didn’t commit a foul, he didn’t respond to the player shoving his head into his face, and yet he was the one to get booked. Once that happened we ended up having to take him off so we weren’t left with nine players.”

Other clips from Monday night’s game were shown, with Dalglish claiming he would be happy to show the findings to the FA.

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