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Redknapp: No sympathy for Liverpool's Suarez

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has no sympathy for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez over complaints he's missing out on legitimate penalty calls.

Redknapp wrote in The Sun: "If a player has won a dodgy penalty one week and the referee realises he has been mugged, it will spread through the union and that player gets saddled with a reputation for it. Take Luis Suarez. I love him as a player. He is fantastic, he is a mazy dribbler and is up there with the best in the Premier League.

"But he has a reputation for throwing himself around a bit. He can be prone to theatricals, for going to ground and over-doing it. It's a shame referees probably think of him as a bit of a Tom Daley.

"If he has pulled the wool over one referee's eyes one week then next week the next official will be on alert, in the same way they keep an eye out for players more likely to put in an over-the-top tackle. That's human nature.

"Maybe he dives when he should not. That means after time he might not get penalties when he should, because the referee is aware of his image."

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