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Robertson defends Salah amid diving accusations

Mon 14 January 2019 | 8:16

Andy Robertson is unhappy with the diving accusations aimed at Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson defended Mohamed Salah, saying any accusations of diving aimed at the forward were "desperation".

Salah again came under fire after being fouled for a penalty, which he converted, in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Egypt star was similarly criticised following Liverpool's thrashing of Arsenal last month.

Robertson backed his team-mate and said the constant questions surrounding Salah were unfair.

"Every time it happens, we go back, everyone looks at the video, and you go, 'Well, it's not a dive'," Robertson told UK newspapers.

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"He is not that sort of player, so how many times is it going to happen?

"I was at the edge of the box and it was a stonewaller. If people are starting to say Mo has gone down easily, it's not fair.

"The one against Arsenal, especially, he got clipped three times. They still appealed. It's a bit of desperation."

Salah's spot-kick sent Liverpool seven points clear at the top, although Manchester City can close that back to four with a win over Wolves on Monday.


source: SportMob