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Lots of fans think Andy Robertson should have seen red early on vs Barcelona

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Lots of fans think Andy Robertson should have seen red early on vs Barcelona

Viewers of the clash between Liverpool and Barcelona have taken to social media in numbers tonight to suggest that Andy Robertson should have been sent for an early bath.

Liverpool in front

The two sides are currently locked in action at Anfield, in the second-leg of their high-profile Champions League semi-final tie.

Hosts Liverpool headed into proceedings with it all to do, having been put to the sword by 3 goals to nil in the tie’s opener last week.

After former Reds’ star Luis Suarez opened the game’s scoring with 26 minutes on the clock, a late Lionel Messi double, including a stunning free-kick, eventually saw the Blaugrana secure a near-insurmountable 3-goal advantage ahead of tonight’s return-leg.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 01: Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Semifinal match between FC Barcelona and FC Liverpool at Camp Nou on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Liverpool, though, despite the absences of both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, have since gotten off to the perfect start in their attempts to secure a historic turnaround.

With just 8 minutes on the clock, a needless mistake from Jordi Alba saw Jordan Henderson’s effort well saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, only for Divock Origi to slot home on the rebound.

Robertson’s moment of madness

The dream opening to proceedings enjoyed by the hosts, though, could easily have been soured before Origi even found the net.

An incident between Andy Robertson and Lionel Messi eventually saw the former needlessly push the grounded Barcelona captain in the back of the head just minutes into the matchup:

The incident, which was not spotted by referee Cuneyt Cakir, was seemingly also not checked by VAR, with many fans having since made their frustrations clear at this fact:

Viewers of the clash between Liverpool and Barcelona have taken to social media in numbers tonight to suggest that Andy Robertson should have been sent for an early bath.

Liverpool in front

The two sides are currently locked in action at Anfield, in the second-leg of their high-profile Champions League semi-final tie.

Hosts Liverpool headed into proceedings with it all to do, having been put to the sword by 3 goals to nil in the tie’s opener last week.

After former Reds’ star Luis Suarez opened the game’s scoring with 26 minutes on the clock, a late Lionel Messi double, including a stunning free-kick, eventually saw the Blaugrana secure a near-insurmountable 3-goal advantage ahead of tonight’s return-leg.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 01: Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Semifinal match between FC Barcelona and FC Liverpool at Camp Nou on May 01, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Liverpool, though, despite the absences of both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, have since gotten off to the perfect start in their attempts to secure a historic turnaround.

With just 8 minutes on the clock, a needless mistake from Jordi Alba saw Jordan Henderson’s effort well saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, only for Divock Origi to slot home on the rebound.

Robertson’s moment of madness

The dream opening to proceedings enjoyed by the hosts, though, could easily have been soured before Origi even found the net.

An incident between Andy Robertson and Lionel Messi eventually saw the former needlessly push the grounded Barcelona captain in the back of the head just minutes into the matchup:

The incident, which was not spotted by referee Cuneyt Cakir, was seemingly also not checked by VAR, with many fans having since made their frustrations clear at this fact:

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