Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard: The linesman got it badly wrong

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard was left frustrated by the linesman's decision to disallow Luis Suárez's late goal at Everton

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Steven Gerrard says the linesman "got it badly wrong" Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Steven Gerrard could not hide his frustration after seeing Liverpool denied what appeared to be a legitimate late winner in a pulsating clash at Everton on Sunday.

With the score at 2-2, Luis Suárez found the net deep into stoppage time before it was ruled out for offside, with replays showing the Uruguayan was onside.

“I’ve seen it again and we can feel sorry ourselves because it was a clear goal,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

“We should be taking away the three points rather than just one. There is no offside and it’s difficult for me to explain it. The only person who can explain it is the linesman.

“I asked him after the game if it was offside and he said ‘I think so’. That’s not good enough. If every decision in this league is based on ‘we think so’ then we’re in trouble.

“The linesman got it badly wrong. The benefit of the doubt is supposed to go to the attacking player anyway.”

Sunday’s draw puts Liverpool into 12th place in the Premier League table, ahead of Newcastle’s visit to Anfield on Sunday.

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