Andrew Robertson has jumped to the defence of team-mate Mohamed Salah
and insisted the Egyptian talisman does not dive to win penalties.
Salah both won and scored a penalty in Liverpool's
recent 1-0 victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium, which re-opened their lead at the top of the Premier League
table to seven points.
The 25-year-old was also recently brought down in the Reds huge victory over Arsenal, and now fingers are being pointed in his direction when it comes to winning decisions in the area.
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Robertson however feels the issue is becoming tiresome, with replays clearly highlighting how Salah was fouled by his opponents on each occasion.
'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 stone-waller. 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 is becoming such a danger for opponents in the area that the penalties are mounting up for Jurgen Klopp's side.
Smashing the ball past David Button at Brighton, Salah converted his third penalty in four league games - having also recently struck against Arsenal and Newcastle.
The Egyptian could have increased that tally further still with a second against Arsenal, though offered a second spot kick up to team-mate Roberto Firmino to complete a hat-trick.
Salah now leads the way in the Premier League goalscoring stakes, as he did for much of last season.
He sits in joint first place alongside rival Harry Kane and newcomer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – each with 14 domestic strikes to their name.
Liverpool will wait to see if their seven-point margin remains intact on Monday evening, when Manchester City host Wolves at the Etihad.