Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hit out at referee Rob Styles following the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Skipper blasts referee
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused referee Rob Styles of cracking under pressure from Chelsea players after he awarded the Blues a highly-controversial penalty in the 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Fernando Torres repaid some of his massive transfer fee with the opener for Liverpool in the first half, but they were denied all three points after Frank Lampard's controversial second half penalty.
Lampard scored from the spot after Steve Finnan was controversially adjudged to have fouled Florent Malouda even though it looked like the Frenchman jumped into the defender
Asked if his side deserved to win, Gerrard told Sky Sports 1
: "I think so. I think a very, very unfair decision has got Chelsea a point today. But I think we proved today we are capable of challenging.
"I felt the referee didn't play well today. There was a lot of pressure from the Chelsea players and I thought he eventually cracked."
Gerrard also admitted he is unlikely to play for England against Germany because of his broken toe.
The midfield dynamo played against Chelsea with a pain-killing injection and he says he does not think he will be fit to face Germany.
"I looked fit today because I had a painkilling injection to play," added Gerrard. "I need to rest to be ready for the England qualifiers.
"I've spoken to Steve McClaren a couple of times and I'll speak to him tomorrow I suppose.
"The sensible thing is to make sure you are ready for big games.
"If the x-ray tomorrow shows the crack has healed, I'll be playing for England. But I can't see it because three days ago I had an x-ray and I'd broken a toe."