This weekend saw Liverpool set a record for points after 21 games in the league. Jürgen’s Reds became the first team in any of Europe’s top leagues to win 20 of their first 21 games, notching a record 61 points from these games. The decisive game was a 1-0 win over Spurs, a win that was altogether comfortable. One of the major talking points from the game has been whether or not Andy Robertson should have been sent off against Spurs – spoiler alert – he shouldn’t have been.

The Reds came out on top in North London thanks to a goal from Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian put the visitors ahead after 37 minutes. Smart work from Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah found the number nine in the box, his smart touch and deadly finish was enough to put the Reds in the lead.

However, people have been calling for blood – many have been saying that Andy Robertson should have been sent off against Spurs. There are two incidents in question, the most vociferously debated of which being when Robbo won the ball ahead of Japhet Tanganga.

The left back overran the ball and slid in to retain possession, catching the equally committed Spurs player with his follow through. Twitter has reacted to the Andy Robertson incident against Spurs.

Comparisons were made between the Robbo incident and one at Selhurst Park, a false equivalence if there ever was one.

These fans argued that rivals supporters have been selective with their stills, a photo taken moments earlier shows that the tackle was evenly contested.

 

This Kopite summed it up: we love the fume.

The King has spoken: Gary Lineker doesn’t believe that it was close to being a red.

And his backing, along with that of the MOTD studio, came as a surprise.

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