Former Liverpool midfielder turned football pundit, Dietmar Hamann has told Luis Suarez to stop his "play-acting" as Liverpool approach the climax of their Premier League title challenge.
The Uruguayan International was lucky to avoid a second yellow-card after appearing to dive following a tussle with defender Martin Demichelis during the second half of Liverpool's 3-2 win against City. Following the Demichelis incident, Suarez went down again in the box after an altercation with Man City captain Vincent Kompany, however referee Mark Clattenburg ignored the strikers appeals.
And Hamann, who was involved in Liverpool's 2005 Champions League turn-around in Istanbul, told talkSPORT: "There is contact, but his antics don't do him any favours.
"If Mark Clattenburg doesn't judge it to be a foul then he should have sent him off.
"I don't want to accuse him of diving because there has been contact, but there was some play-acting."
By the letter of the law, if Suarez appears to dive on two occasions surely Clattenburg has to award the Premier League top-scorer a second yellow card, and therefore give him his marching orders. However, Suarez lasted the full 90 minutes - luckily for Liverpool.
Despite being another admirer of Suarez's talents, Hamann feels the Liverpool front-man has continued to let himself down.
"I don't agree with his antics," the German concluded.
"He's a fantastic player, but unless someone sends him off for play-acting, (he won't stop). He's been better recently but against Manchester City he was back to his old tricks."
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