Liverpool's Andy Robertson defends Mohamed Salah from diving accusations


However, Egypt worldwide Salah has come in for a slew of criticism after he won his side a penalty - which he duly converted - after being impeded in the area by German midfielder Pascal Gross, but his teammate Robertson has jumped to his defence.

Robertson however feels the issue is becoming tiresome, with replays clearly highlighting how Salah was fouled by his opponents on each occasion.

"He's a brilliant player and I was happy he could play", Klopp was quoted as saying by Liverpool's official website.

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

Salah celebrates after scoring a penalty against Brighton.

Liverpool host Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon as they seek to continue their revival from a blip in their season, having recorded back-to-back defeats for the first time this season - losing 2-1 against both City in the league and Wolves in the FA Cup before their narrow victory over Chris Hughton's men. Today was not a bad day, but it was a hard game for us.

Salah celebrates after scoring a penalty against Brighton
Salah celebrates after scoring a penalty against Brighton

"It's not that Brighton had one attack after the other - we had the ball most of the time so it makes sense to have a good footballer in that position".

"When I was fortunate enough to be in a changing room with Sir Alex Ferguson, in times of need when the pressure is on, someone was chasing or when Liverpool or Chelsea were just ahead of us, he would find something we could hook into".

"They are such a good side and the opportunities they had were when we were trying to get back into the game and put bodies forward and made the game a bit more open".

"And then on Saturday we did the exact same". 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".

"We've had a wee girl, all healthy, we've called her Aria but I'll give my wife all credit for that", he added.

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