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GUARDIAN – Steven Gerrard defends Chelsea players’ ‘normal’ pressuring of referee

• Chelsea players criticised by Jamie Carragher for actions against PSG• But Liverpool captain says: ‘We have all been guilty of not abiding by rules’Steven Gerrard has defended Chelsea’s behaviour against Paris Saint-Germain and admitted that all top players are guilty of “not abiding by the rules at some time”.The Liverpool captain was speaking at the launch of an all-star charity match at Anfield alongside Jamie Carragher, who labelled Chelsea attempts to pressure Bjorn Kuipers, the Dutch referee, into dismissing Zlatan Ibrahimovic during their Champions League exit on Wednesday as “disgraceful”. While the former Liverpool team-mates were united in their view of English club’s poor performance in the Champions League this season, Gerrard offered a contrasting take on Chelsea’s actions at Stamford Bridge. Continue reading…

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