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Liverpool's Rodgers bemoans 'soft' Swansea penalty

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers felt his side were harshly treated early in the second half of their eventual 4-3 win over Swansea City on Sunday.

The Reds were leading 3-2 at half-time when referee Mike Jones awarded a penalty to Wilfried Bony who had gone down under pressure from Martin Skrtel.

The Ivorian dusted himself off to score an equaliser for the Swans but Rodgers, who saw Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge net vital braces, believed it was a questionable decision from the match official.

"The penalty's really, really soft. I'm not sure what he's seen. Bony's going into the box, you've seen from today he's a big strong guy," he told Sky Sports.

"He's going in with Martin Skrtel and they've just touched each other but there was no way that was a penalty. That obviously gets them back into the game."

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