Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was left fuming with a number of
decisions that went against his side at the Britannia Stadium and
is considering making a formal complaint to manager of the
Professional Game Match Officials Board Mike Riley about the
standard of refereeing. The Reds had two claims for penalties for
handball against Rory Delap and Matthew Upson turned down by
referee Mark Clattenburg, while Dalglish felt the penalty awarded
to Stoke was dubious. After reviewing some of the incidents, Pulis
has conceded Delap’s handball in the first half was a definite
penalty for the visitors. “I think Rory’s was a definite penalty
looking at it,” Pulis told Sky Sports News. “On the day from where
I was I thought it wasn’t, but Rory’s was a definite penalty.
“Matthew Upson’s comes off his thigh onto his hand and I don’t
think it is a penalty. “I can see why he’s given the penalty
against Jamie [Carragher]. Jon’s actually got the wrong side of him
defensively and Jamie has pulled him back and whether he pulls him
back or doesn’t pull him back he is trying to get round him and has
his arm around his waist so I can see why the penalty was given.
“Kenny’s got to do what he has got to do and I am not going to tell
Kenny what to do or I am not going to tell Liverpool Football Club
what to do, they have to do what they have to do. “I spoke to Mike
Riley last year on a couple of occasions and Mike was first class.
“We have a procedure to go through and I am sure Kenny will go
through the same procedure.”