Liverpool – Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, criticized the performance of the referee who led the match against Basel on Wednesday morning (12/10/14) pm.
Liverpool knocked out of the Champions League after a 1-1 draw against Basel in the last match of Group B at Anfield. Basel scored the opener through Fabian Frei while Liverpool respond by Steven Gerrard.
Received a red card Liverpool midfielder, Lazar Markovic, in the 61st minute coloring the course of action. New players entered in the 46th minute replacing Rickie Lambert‘s got a straight red card for pushing his opponent after incidents of abuse.
“I think it’s a lousy decision. I think the referee trouble tonight. Young Markovic performed brilliantly and, although he reached out, it is not feasible in a red card, “Rodgers said as quoted by the BBC.
“The referee did see the player (opponent) is on the ground clutching his face. But I do not know if he knows the actual incident, “he added.
This result makes Basel, who reached the last 16 of the Champions League runners-up, assisting group winners Real Madrid.
“The Europa League is still a prestigious competition,” said the 51-year-old coach.
“We must continue to fight to be in this competition again next season. We are not too far from the big four (English league) and, if we could be there, we definitely better again next season, “he concluded.
Liverpool are currently eighth in the Premier League, six points adrift of fourth occupant, West Ham United.