Skrtel frustrated over penalty appeal

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he feels frustrated at not being awarded a penalty during the second half of the Reds’ 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Skrtel was held back by Blues striker Didier Drogba when challenging for a header from a Steven Gerrard corner.

The Slovakian international believes referee Martin Atkinson made the wrong decision in not giving Liverpool a penalty.

“A cross was flying to the near post where I was and I was jumping to make a header,” he told SITA.

“At that moment Drogba clearly pulled me down with his hands. I think it should have been a penalty kick for us.”

Skrtel added that there wasn’t much between the two sides, and welcomed the international break.

He continued, “Naturally, we all feel very sorry about the result. Chelsea scored two goals while we scored none despite creating some good opportunities. That’s why they won.

“At the moment I’m feeling the disappointment from the Chelsea game but I’m looking forward to the international meet-up.”