Liverpool star Martin Skrtel is looking to appeal his violent conduct charge for his alleged stamp on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, according to the Daily Star.
Skrtel has denied that there was any violent conduct during the incident, and will be fighting the three-match ban he is set to receive from the Football Association.
The Slovakian international’s stamp was not witnessed by referee Martin Atkinson during United’s 2-1 win over the Reds at Anfield, but a panel of three former officials referred to video evidence of the stoppage-time incident.
The 30-year-old will however argue that it was an accidental collision, and that there was no intention in hurting the Spanish shot-stopper.
But if the appeal fails, then Skrtel will definitely miss Liverpool’s Premier League games against Arsenal and Newcastle, as well as a FA Cup quarter-final clash against Blackburn Rovers.
Reds captain Steven Gerrard will miss the same set for games after being sent off against the Red Devils, also for a stamp this time on Ander Herrera.