Javier Mascherano woke up today still wondering why he was sent off in Sunday’s defeat against Manchester United.
Speaking to the local Liverpool Echo, the Argentine ‘monster’ said:
“I do not know why I was sent off.
“I asked the referee what was happening. I did not swear, I was not aggressive and I did not confront him.
“All I did was ask him what was happening, nothing else. So when he showed me the second yellow card and sent me off I could not believe it.
“I am sorry to my team-mates because that meant we went down to ten men and that made things even more difficult for us.”
Mascherano will miss next weekend’s Merseyside derby but could also face further punishment from the FA when they meet tomorrow. The player could be charged further for continuing the debate after his sending off.