Liverpool's Riise raps ref over Mascherano dismissal

Liverpool wing-back John Arne Riise has criticised ref Steve Bennett over Sunday's dismissal of Javier Mascherano in their defeat to Manchester United.

Riise told liverpoolfc.tv: "I don't know what was said (between Mascherano and Bennett) but I feel that the referee should have called Steven Gerrard to him before this.

"Mascherano boiled over, but he will learn from this. He is an intense player who loves the club and loves to win, therefore he probably got a little too hot in that situation."

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