There’s no doubt that Luis Suarez has accumulated his fair share of enemies since his move to Anfield and following Sunday’s draw against Stoke, it looks as though he has notched up another. Potters manager Tony Pulis is furious with the Uruguayan for an alleged dive and claimed that the situation was an “embarrassment”.
Suarez was once again at the centre of controversy after he went to ground in the penalty area following a challenge. Not for the first time this season, the referee told the 25-year-old to get to his feet. While Suarez does seem to have been unfairly targeted by officials this term, there appeared to be minimal contact with Stoke defender Marc Wilson and it could be said that Pulis has a point. Nevertheless, the fact that Suarez appeared to be stamped on by Robert Huth before that incident seems to have gone unnoticed by the Potters manager.
Instead, he was only concentrating on the alleged dive as he told the media, “I’ve been on about and banging the drum about people who fall over and in one incident in the second half it’s an embarrassment. The FA should be looking at this. Give him three games [banned] and he will stop falling over. What happens is that he puts enormous pressure on the referee. Every time he goes down you have got 40,000-odd Liverpool supporters getting after the referee and I don’t think that’s right.”
Away from the disciplinary issues, Reds supporters will be very concerned with the club’s home form as Liverpool are still without a win this campaign. Moreover, the fact they have won just four times in the last nineteen attempts at Anfield suggests that there is an underlying issue behind the dour home form.