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.
Aubameyang lost the ball and tackled the player. Robertson clearly won the ball and it was Spurs player who slid into Robbo afterwards. Apply some common sense and watch the game before throwing your agendas. https://t.co/KhjTRgmDuC
— FantasticFirmino9 (@MPBFirmino9) January 12, 2020
These fans argued that rivals supporters have been selective with their stills, a photo taken moments earlier shows that the tackle was evenly contested.
Isn’t it convenient how all these Robertson screenshots are ignoring the bit where he clearly wins the ball first!
Don’t want to ruin the narrative though, do they?
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) January 12, 2020
Look at the players. They are both doing the exact same thing. But Robertson should have been sent off for getting to the ball first? Good one Paul. pic.twitter.com/6Kse22Aqla
— Biggies MaIIs (@MoMoneyMoSaIah) January 11, 2020
This Kopite summed it up: we love the fume.
Seeing the fume over Andy Robertson on here is hilarious, oppo fans (especially United’s 😜) can’t stand him, yet they don’t seem to realise that is exactly what he’s out to achieve 🤷♂️ #AndyAndyAndyAndyRobertson
— Simon Peacock (@THESimonPeacock) January 12, 2020
The King has spoken: Gary Lineker doesn’t believe that it was close to being a red.
Yes, but stills never tell the proper story. Not even close to being a red card. https://t.co/Ea7RZVPznl
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 11, 2020
And his backing, along with that of the MOTD studio, came as a surprise.
Match of the day said that Robertson tackle was legit.
They actually stuck up for us 😳
— Legend Eski ( Matt ) (@LegendEskimoBoy) January 11, 2020