Liverpool's Andy Robertson defends Mohamed Salah from diving accusations

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2019

Liverpool have been awarded four penalties in their last four league matches, with three coming for fouls on Salah. "It makes sense for a striker to go dribbling in the box because it's hard for the defender to defend it clear", Klopp was quoted as saying by Liverpool's official website after the match.

After suffering their first loss in the league to champions Manchester City followed by an FA Cup third-round exit at the hands of Wolves, it was vital for Liverpool to stop the blip from turning into a rut at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Robertson is frustrated by the accusations against Salah and believes they are mere "desperation" from opponents.

Jurgen Klopp spoke to reporters after Liverpool's 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Asked if any of the rough treatment dished out to Salah bothered Liverpool, Scotland full-back Robertson replied: "None of it apart from the diving, he's not that type of player".

Mohamed Salah's penalty secured the points for Liverpool on a dogged afternoon at the south coast side.

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"For somebody playing out of position, he covered so well, he cleared away and had so many good blocks", Robertson reflected to the club's official website.

"I've not seen this Brighton one back but it's a no-brainer really for the referee". The creating was OK but finishing, we were not at our best.

"It's that winning mentality". Whoever wins the league will look back on some games and go "do you know what, we probably weren't at our best there, and that was probably one that helped us turn one point into three or zero into one".

"It did for me and once I got used to it I've not really looked back".

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