Liverpool v Torino - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - August 7, 2018 Liverpool's Andy Robertson Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
CAIRO – 14 January 2019: Liverpool's Scottish left back, Andy Robertson, believes that the diving allegations against his Egyptian teammate, Mohamed Salah, is just a desperation and he insisted that Salah is not that type of player.
“He's not that type of player. 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?” Robertson told press on Monday.
Salah won three of Liverpool’s last four penalties and converted all of them to goals after he became Liverpool’s first choice penalty taker. The first one was against Newcastle in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory and Salah has been accused of diving from Newcastle manager, Rafael Benitez.
The second one was in Liverpool’s 5-1 victory against Arsenal after Salah was tackled from Arsenal defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who started a brawl with Salah at the tunnel during the half time.
The third one was on Saturday’s game against Brighton after being tackled inside the box. Salah scored his team’s winning goal at the game as he successfully converted the penalty.
Robertson added “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.”
Liverpool are leading the Premier League table with 57 points, seven points ahead of the second placed and the defending champions, Manchester City, who hope to decrease the gap when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.