New footage of Liverpool vs Leicester melee emerges involving Robertson and Perez
06 October 2019 12:24
Liverpool’s win over Leicester was soured by an aggressive interchange between both sets of players after the final whistle.Foxes forward Ayoze Perez and Reds defender Andy Robertson were involved in a scrap before multiple team-mates of both managed to separate the pair.Brendan Rodgers was asked for his take on the incident, and he said: "According to the guys, Andy Robertson celebrated and pushed him at the final whistle which he probably didn’t expect!"He was obviously annoyed at that and it leads to a melee. But it was nothing."
A new angle posted online by Australian sports channel Optus Sport has shown why Perez was so animated, and will help fans understand what led him to shove his opponent in the back.Robertson appears to cheer to the crowd and raise his arms as he passes the former Newcastle striker, which leads to the push.Referee Chris Kavanagh decided not to hand out any repercussions, and both players look set to be available next week with no hands raised or punches thrown.The game already threatened to boil over when Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have fouled Sadio Mane in the box, and Alan Shearer slammed the referee’s decision.
“I don’t think it’s a penalty, I think it’s a dive,” said Shearer on Match of the Day.“It’s a contact sport.“Mane takes a touch against Albrighton and then decides to go down.”“To concede a 95th minute penalty was difficult to take. I thought we deserved something,” said Rodgers shortly after his side’s defeat.
"It did not look clear and obvious to me."I think Sadio Mane made the most of the contact.“I don't think if it had not been given by the referee it would have been overturned by VAR.“When the referee gives decisions it is hard for them to overrule it."