The Slovakian defender was thrown up front for the final few minutes of yesterday’s game, with Liverpool going in desperate search of an equalizer.
Skrtel was played through by Mario Balotelli, and as he stretched for the ball, he appeared to leave his studs on Man United keeper David De Gea, who was outraged and made his feelings known to the Slovakian in no uncertain terms.
Incidentally, Skrtel’s alleged stamp on De Gea bore a striking resemblance to Steven Gerrard’s on Ander Herrera earlier in the game, for which the Liverpool captain was sent off.
Skrtel, though, can protest that he was innocently going for the ball, which is how he reacted yesterday, and to be fair for the moment the Liverpool defender can be given the benefit of the doubt.
If he accepts the charge of violent conduct, he will be slapped with a three match ban.
Source: 101 Great Goals