Gary Lineker suggests Liverpool's Martin Skrtel is guilty of FA charge

Martin Skrtel

The Match of the Day host has suggested the defender is guilty of a stamp on Manchester United's David De Gea.

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has given his opinion on Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel denying a stamp charge, via Twitter.

According to the BBC, the Reds defender has denied an FA charge of violent conduct for the alleged stamp on Manchester United keeper David De Gea, having been formally charged on Monday.

The incident occurred in injury time at the end of Sunday’s high profile clash between the two sides, with the defender seeming to have deliberately stood on the Spaniard when jumping over him.

Now, Lineker has given his opinion on Skrtel’s decision to contest the charge.

“Martin Skrtel has denied stamping on David de Gea. And I don't have big ears,” the former England striker wrote, suggesting the defender is guilty of a deliberate stamp on the United man.

The tweet will likely not be welcomed by Liverpool fans, with some citing a similar incident with Chelsea striker Diego Costa as evidence of why their man should not be punished.

The Spanish forward was charged for a stamp on defender Emre Can during a clash in the Carling Cup earlier this season, but seemingly escaped punishment for a similar incident involving Skrtel, angering the Anfield faithful.

A three-match ban would see the Slovakian miss Liverpool's Premier League matches at Arsenal on 4 April and at home to Newcastle on 13 April, plus the FA Cup quarterfinal replay at Blackburn on 8 April.

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