Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has called on the Football Association to punish Liverpool’s Luis Suarez for simulation. Pulis believes Suarez was guilty of diving in the second half of his side’s goalless draw at Anfield on Sunday. Stoke boss Tony Pulis condemned a blatant dive by the Uruguayan striker towards the end of the 0-0 draw as ‘very, very disappointing’. Pulis said: ‘You have got Suarez falling over in the box second half which was really, really disappointing. ‘I think that should be highlighted, as I have said before.’ By contrast, Pulis had nothing but praise for Suarez’s team-mate Glen Johnson for his reaction to an earlier clash. He added: “There was a challenge in the first half in front of us, Jon Walters and Glen Johnson both went up for a header, it was a proper old-fashioned challenge.
The FA is unlikely to sanction the player as it only takes retrospective action against unseen red card offences and not offences which might have earned a booking. But the Uruguayan may claim Stoke centre-back Robert Huth was guilty of stamping on his chest early on in a game in which six Stoke players were yellow carded. Pulis added:’Glen Johnson did absolutely fantastic, just bounced back up on got with the game, it was a proper, proper challenge. I went over to him and said “well done, brilliant” – not only did he play exceptionally well but his behaviour was fabulous.’ “We are disappointed with the amount of bookings that we got and we are disappointed that maybe one or two of the Liverpool players weren’t booked,”Suarez is a fantastic player with great ability.
He is a handful and he is the one player we are frightened to death about.” said Pulis. “Glen Johnson did absolutely fantastic, just bounced back up on got with the game, it was a proper, proper challenge. I went over to him and said ‘well done, brilliant’ – not only did he play exceptionally well but his behaviour was fabulous.”
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has complained to referees’ chief Mike Riley about some of the decisions against his side this season, including a lack of penalties in Suarez’s favour. He said: ‘I haven’t seen the incident so I can’t really comment on it but whatever Luis does there will always be a problem, whether it’s media, referees or whatever. I thought he was terrific today, some of his movement and combinations.” Rodgers was frustrated by the draw but praised his side, in particular his younger players for the way they stood up to the physical challenge Stoke provided.