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article imageSoccer: Liverpool's Suarez drops brutal kick to Parker's midriff

By Kev Hedges     Feb 8, 2012 in Sports
Liverpool - Monday night's goalless clash between Liverpool and Tottenham may have produced a stalemate but the talk since has been all about the return of Luis Suarez.
The 25-year-old Uruguay international had just returned from an eight-match ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra - returned to the game as a second half substitute replacing fellow striker Dirk Kuyt.
It took just three minutes from the Uruguayan's return before he was shown a yellow card for a painful looking volley into the mid-section of Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker. The kick left Parker doubled up in excruciating pain with team mate Ledley King, standing close by at the time, showing some disparagement toward Suarez.
The kick came in the middle of a goalmouth melee with the ball still positioned two feet above Scott Parker's head. Suarez had first barged Parker then badly misjudged the ball dropping before glancing at Parker then delivering the harsh kick. Suarez immediately apologised to Parker who required almost five minutes of treatment before being able to continue.
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney however felt the referee should have issued a red card. The England striker tweeted, "If ref sees that kick from suarez and books him for it it should be red".
The game finished 0-0 with Tottenham remaining in third place and Liverpool in seventh. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp failed to attend the game after his flight from London's City Airport was cancelled because of technical problems with the plane, although England coach Fabio Capello was in attendance at Anfield, reports BBC Sport.
Liverpool manager Kenny Daglish claimed Suarez "never saw" Parker and when asked by reporters about Rooney's tweet he replied, "Who said that? Why don't you tweet Wayne back and give him your answer. I don't have a view on what has been tweeted, especially when I have not seen it."
Suarez next match will be on Saturday when Liverpool travel to Manchester United in what will be a closely-watched clash with United's Patrice Evra and Suarez coming face-to-face once again.
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