Wednesday Jan 16, 2019. 16:00
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has come out in support of under fire teammate Mohamed Salah after the attacker was accused of diving.
The Reds have been awarded four penalties in their last four English Premier League matches with Salah having won three of them, including the latest which he converted in a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion this past weekend.
Accusations started flooding in following the Reds victory over Newcastle United late last year, followed by more claims in aftermath of the club's crushing win over Arsenal.
Robertson, though, believes that the 26-year-old has been receiving unwarranted criticism.
“He’s not that type of player,” Robertson is quoted as saying. “Every time it happens then we go back and everyone looks at the video and you go, ‘well, it’s not a dive’ so how many times is it going to happen?
“I’m not sure if the Brighton players did say it was a dive or not and I’ll need to see it back but I was at the edge of the box and for me it was a stone-waller.”
Robertson continued: "If people are starting to say Mo has gone down easily it’s not fair because the one against Arsenal, especially, he got clipped three times on his way down and they still appealed it so it’s a bit of desperation.
“I’ve not seen this Brighton one back but it’s a no-brainer really for the referee.”
Salah has scored 14 goals and provided a further eight assists in the league this season thus far.