Luis Suarez told to cut out play-acting by former Liverpool midfielder

Dietmar Hamann tells Luis Suárez to cut the "play-acting" out of his game as he bids to fire Liverpool to the title

Luis Suarez
Liverpool striker Luis Suárez Photo: Liverpool FC

Dietmar Hamann has warned Luis Suarez to cut the “play-acting” out of his game as Liverpool close in on the Premier League title.

Manchester City fans felt that the Liverpool striker deserved a second yellow card after appearing to dive following a clash with Martin Demichelis during the 3-2 win for the Reds at Anfield on Sunday.

The 27-year-old was later denied a penalty following a challenge by Vincent Kompany in the box, which Hamann feels should have been given by referee Mark Clattenburg.

He’s been better recently but against Manchester City he was back to his old tricks

Luis Suarez

“There is contact [between Suarez and Demichelis] but his antics don’t do him any favours,” Hamann told talkSPORT.

“If Mark Clattenburg doesn’t judge it to be a foul then he should have sent him off.

“I don’t want to accuse him of diving, because there has been contact, but there was some play-acting.

“That was the reason he didn’t get the penalty later on. That was blatant. Kompany had his hands on his chest.

“I don’t agree with his antics. He’s a fantastic player but, unless someone sends him off for play-acting, [he won’t stop]. He’s been better recently but against Manchester City he was back to his old tricks.”

Liverpool are currently two points clear at the top of the Premier League table heading into the final four games of the season.

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