Martin Skrtel has been hit with a three match ban

Last updated at 14:20
Martin SkrtelPAUL ELLIS

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been issued with a three match ban.

It comes after he stood on goalkeeper David De Gea in the last seconds of Liverpool's 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United on Sunday.

The referee missed the foul and Martin Skrtel has said he didn't intend to do it.

The ban means Skrtel will miss big games against Arsenal and Newcastle, plus the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn.