Little escapes Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson, as evidenced by a ‘VAR’ investigation into Mohamed Salah’s prank prior to a recent training session
So far this season, the Premier League has been inundated with VAR controversies, and Liverpool witnessed another at their training facility after Mohamed Salah attempted to deceive Andrew Robertson.
The incident occurred as Jurgen Klopp’s team was preparing to leave for a training session at the club’s Kirkby complex. When the Egyptian threw the remnants of a cup of water over Robertson’s back, he had his back to teammate Salah.
Salah was initially too quick for his clubmate and quickly turned before feigning innocence. Off-camera, the target can be heard exclaiming at the crime and quickly getting to work in an attempt to figure out who was responsible for the soaking.
VAR check complete, @andrewrobertso5 ????
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Left-back Robertson quickly caught on and yelled ‘Mohamed!’ before a sheepish Salah insisted he was not to blame. While Salah’s speed can get him out of most tight situations on the field, he appeared to be caught off guard on this occasion.
“No chance,” Salah replied, raising his hands in a dishonest attempt to get away from his accuser. However, Robertson used the witnesses at his disposal to quickly determine whether the Reds talisman was telling the truth.
Turning to the club’s videographer, the Scotland star inquired as to who hurled the H2O, eventually identifying Salah as the culprit. “Mohamed – guilty,” the defender declared. “Your card is marked, Mohamed!”
Robertson then went shoulder-to-shoulder with Salah, jokingly throwing his chest into the speedster before laughing it off. Given Liverpool’s recent resurgence, it’s easy to understand why the mood around Kirkby has shifted.
Klopp’s team has recovered from a five-game winless streak to win back-to-back Premier League games, reviving the flimsiest of hopes for a top-four finish. They have a game in hand on their opponents on Sunday, Tottenham, and can move up to fifth place if they win all three points at Anfield.