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Jamie O’Hara called the referee who did not fire James Milner during Liverpool’s clash with Man City on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola was furious on the sideline as Milner got a reprieve for what could and should have been his second yellow card of the game.

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Milner received a yellow card for his challenge on Foden in the first half

Referee ‘bottled up’ James Milner’s red card decision in heated clash between Liverpool and Man City as Jamie O’Hara backs Pep Guardiola after an outburst of anger

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The Liverpool man escaped further punishment for his challenge on Silva

The 35-year-old replaced injured Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back and struggled to cope with Phil Foden.

He received a yellow in the first half for a foul on Foden, then took out Bernardo Silva as City broke.

City were furious that Milner stayed on the pitch, especially at a critical point in the game.

He then helped score Salah’s goal minutes later, before Kevin De Bruyne equalized in a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

Referee ‘bottled up’ James Milner’s red card decision in heated clash between Liverpool and Man City as Jamie O’Hara backs Pep Guardiola after an outburst of anger

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Guardiola was furious that Milner avoided a red card

Referee ‘bottled up’ James Milner’s red card decision in heated clash between Liverpool and Man City as Jamie O’Hara backs Pep Guardiola after an outburst of anger

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Guardiola suggested Liverpool fans influenced the referee’s decision

TalkSPORT host and former Spurs midfielder O’Hara said at breakfast on Monday: “He’s a red. He has to go.

“It’s stonewall and I can’t believe the referee didn’t give it away. The ref has bottled it, we know that.

“At Anfield the crowd, big time, on TV, everyone is watching – I don’t know what’s on their mind.

“There are faults where you can say ‘I’ll give you one more chance and I’ll let this go.’

“But it was a yellow. You have to go give it a reservation and send it back.

Referee ‘bottled up’ James Milner’s red card decision in heated clash between Liverpool and Man City as Jamie O’Hara backs Pep Guardiola after an outburst of anger

Milner went on to play a role in Mohamed Salah’s goal for Liverpool

“You can see why Pep is so angry. He completely lost it because you talk about how decisions are made at Anfield, Old Trafford and going back to Fergie’s time. There is an argument for that. .

O’Hara added: “You saw it with the Reece James moment he was kicked out [in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Anfield in August]. Everyone was ready to enjoy this game and he got kicked out and it killed the show.

“We understand that and all want to watch a great game, but at the end of the day Milner is wrong. These were both bookable offenses and should have been sent off for that, whether it was a big game or not.

“He must be kicked out. “

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Referee ‘bottled up’ James Milner’s red card decision in heated clash between Liverpool and Man City as Jamie O’Hara backs Pep Guardiola after an outburst of anger

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