Rodgers slams Suspensions Four Games Markovic
Liverpool – Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, furious not to mess with UEFA’s decision to ban punish Lazar Markovic playing four games. Rodgers calls UEFA sanction is excessive.
Markovic actually only have to miss one game in the Europa League after getting a red card when Liverpool eliminated FC Basel in the last match of the group phase of the Champions League last December.
But the UEFA Disciplinary Committee decided to increase the duration of the punishment Markovic into three games, because he never caught a red card in the Europa League semi-final match last season.
At that time Markovic who was with Benfica involved fray with Juventus player, Mirko Vucinic, on the bench. On the basis of repetition of disciplinary action that is then Markovic gets sentenced to four games.
As a result Markovic was only able to play if Liverpool qualify for the quarterfinals. Losing players 20 years it is clearly detrimental to ‘The Red’ considering he was a key player Rodgers today.
Naturally, if then Rodgers condemned the UEFA punishment, although in the end it should accept the decision gracefully.
“We are obviously very disappointed with the penalty for the incident. I think everyone will feel the sentence was very, very exaggerated,” said Rodgers on Soccernet.
“However, we must accept the punishment and unfortunately he had to undergo the suspension. He will not be able to take part in the next few games. But in the future, we hope he’ll play a lot of games of Europe with this club,” said Rodgers.