Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish yesterday blasted the Football Association (FA) for setting a bad example in their appeal of Wayne Rooney's three-match international ban.

"I find it a bit strange the FA are supposed to be setting an example for things yet they appeal against Wayne Rooney's three-match ban. I don't think that's a good example to set," said Dalglish. 

The Man Utd striker's UEFA suspension was reduced from three to two matches after a red card for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic during England's 2-2 draw in Montenegro in October.