Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

Liverpool regained their seven-point advantage over Manchester City with a battling 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday, but while the Reds' juggernaut is firmly back on track with their quest for Premier League glory re-igniting, there is one player that has escaped the limelight recently.

Andrew Robertson has jumped to the defence of team-mate Mohamed Salah and insisted the Egyptian talisman does not dive to win penalties.

Rafa Benitez claimed the former Roma winger won a "soft" penalty in the 4-0 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, while Jurgen Klopp was forced to defend Salah after he was accused of simulation in the win 5-1 over Arsenal. They still appealed. It's a bit of desperation'.

"He's not that type of player", said the Scotland global.

'Every time it happens, we go back, everyone looks at the video, and you go, "Well, it's not a dive", Robertson said following the victory on the south coast, as report Goal.

"I was at the edge of the box and it was a stonewaller".

"I can't believe that a manager who's going in on a big game - I don't know Liverpool's next big game - but who goes into a big game will not remind coaches, or won't say publicly, I'm a little concerned how easily Mo Salah is going to ground these days - particularly in the penalty area".

"I've not seen this Brighton one back but it's a no-brainer really for the referee".

"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".

Klopp's side then lost their next game, an FA Cup third round fixture vs Wolves, and the alarm bells started ringing ahead of the game with Brighton on Saturday.

"It's that winning mentality".

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