LIVERPOOL defender Glen Johnson criticised Newcastle's James Perch for the role he played in the dismissal of Pepe Reina.
The Magpies' defender went down theatrically clutching his face after Reina had confronted him but replays showed contact was minimal.
Johnson tweeted: “What have I just seen.... Is Perch for real?!?!?! Joke.”
Reds striker Luis Suarez admitted a sixth defeat in their last seven league games was tough to take.
“Difficult moments after the last matches,” Suarez tweeted.
“We must continue to work until the end! YNWA.”