The Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said that he has no other option but to accept the decision taken by the referee in a match against Manchester United to not to award the Uruguay international a penalty. Luis Suarez was clearly fouled in the penalty area, but the referee waved away any appeals for the penalty.
Shortly afterwards, Manchester United were given a penalty at the other end after what appeared to be a small dive by the winger Antonio Valencia. The Ecuadorian winger went down in the penalty box under minimal contact from the Liverpool defender Glen Johnson.
However, a penalty was given for this incident and Manchester United secured a lead in the match through the penalty that was converted by Robin van Persie. Liverpool dominated with 10 men on the pitch, but were unable to find the equaliser. This condemned Liverpool to the 17th position in the table after five matches. Speaking after the match, the Uruguay international Luis Suarez told Liverpool FC news that he cannot have any complaints about the decision taken by the referee. The Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said that the reputation went against Luis Suarez on that incident, but is hoping for better refereeing in the future.
“It’s happened in the last few games, like against Manchester United when the penalty shout on me wasn’t given and then the one on [Antonio] Valencia was. But talking about it doesn’t solve anything – the referee has a split second to see an incident. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t happen again in the future. At the moment, we are not in the position where Liverpool Football Club has to be, which is battling it out at the top end of the league,” said Luis Suarez after the match. Liverpool have only two points on the board.