Andy Robertson defends Mo Salah following diving accusations

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Mohamed Salah's penalty proved the difference between the two sides and the Egyptian superstar produced another stunning performance in attack for Jurgen Klopp, while the main man taking the plaudits on the south coast on Saturday was Fabinho, who produced a sublime defensive display alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Momentum and confidence were certainly the topics of the day as Liverpool did very well to hold onto their 1-0 lead, earned through Mo Salah's penalty.

Brighton's players and fans reacted angrily to Salah winning the penalty under Pascal Gross' heavy challenge, but Robertson has mounted a strong defence of his Anfield team-mate.

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.

"Every time it happens, we go back, everyone looks at the video, and you go, "Well, it's not a dive", Robertson told United Kingdom newspapers.

'I was at the edge of the box (against Brighton) and it was a stonewaller.

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Robertson is frustrated by the accusations against Salah and believes they are mere "desperation" from opponents.

The result put Liverpool on 57 points from 22 games, seven ahead of closest rivals Manchester City who are at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

Highlights from Liverpool's 1-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League.

"I'm completely happy even with the way we did it because I saw pretty early in the game that it was a harsh one, really tough that we would come through".

"We hope we are here to stay; that's the main objective, keep winning the games and keep on top because that's where we are right now", said Robertson.

'The one against Arsenal, especially, he got clipped three times.

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