De Gea stamp was accidental – Skrtel

The Liverpool defender says that his three-match ban for violent conduct “feels strange” and insists that he does not feel guilty for his collision with the Manchester United star


Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel does not feel guilty about his stamp on David de Gea, claiming that the contact was an accident.

Skrtel received a three-match ban as a result of an incident late in the Reds’ 2-1 defeat by Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday, with the defender making contact with De Gea as the latter went to gather the ball.

The Slovakia international will now miss games against Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle.

However, Skrtel maintains that his contact with De Gea was unintentional and feels that his suspension is “strange”.

“It feels strange because we appealed against those charges and still I was hit by a three-match ban,” he wrote on his official website.

“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.”

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