English Premiership

Skrtel feels no guilt

2015-03-27 13:05
Martin Skrtel (AFP)

Cape Town - Despite losing an appeal against a three match ban, Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he does not feel guilty.

Liverpool's defeat against Manchester United on Sunday was made worse by the confirmation that Skrtel would miss three games following a ban for violent conduct.

Skrtel and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea were involved in a scrap after the final whistle at Anfield after Skrtel appeared to stamp on De Gea as he was chasing a through ball.

An independent panel dismissed Skrtel's appeal against the ban but the player denies he is guilty of any untoward behaviour.

"It feels strange because we appealed against those charges and still I was hit by a three-match ban," the 30-year-old defender wrote on his website martin-skrtel.com.

"I didn't want to stamp on him. It was an accident and I didn't do it on purpose. I don't feel guilty. It was a long ball and he went towards me and I wanted to jump over him. Simple as that."

Srktel will miss Liverpool's next big league encounter when they travel to London to face fellow top-four rivals, Arsenal.

The Slovak defender will also miss a league match against Newcastle United and Liverpool's FA Cup reply at Blackburn Rovers.

Steven Gerrard will join Skrtel on the sidelines following his red card in the same fixture.

Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on April 4 at 13:45. 


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