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Liverpool star Andy Robertson brands complaints about Mohamed Salah diving ‘desperate’

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Salah has won three penalties in recent games (Picture: Getty)

Andy Robertson claims accusations from rival teams of Mohamed Salah diving stinks of desperation.

The Liverpool forward scored his 14th Premier League goal of the season from the spot-kick against Brighton and Hove Albion as the Reds claimed their first win in 2019.

Salah has won three penalties in the last month, with Arsenal and Newcastle fans complaining about the Egyptian going down too easily in the box.

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But after beating Arsenal 5-1 and Newcastle 4-0 in the games in which Salah won penalties, Robertson believes their complaints are excuses.

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‘Every time it happens, we go back, everyone looks at the video, and you go, ‘well, it’s not a dive’,’ Robertson said.

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

Arsenal were furious with the penalty Salah won against them (Picture: Getty)

‘I was at the edge of the box (against Brighton) 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.’

There was no serious complaints from the offender Pascal Gross or his Brighton team-mates when Salah was awarded a penalty at the Falmer Stadium on Saturday.

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Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer (Picture: Getty)

Salah’s conversion was the difference between the two sides and ensured Liverpool went seven points clear at the top of the league table.

The goal also sent Salah to the top of the league’s scoring charts, alongside Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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