Andy Robertson claims he was elbowed at half-time in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal by linesman Constantine Hatzidakis as the defender protests furiously… with referees to assess the incident
Andy Robertson claimed to have been shoved by linesman Constantine Hatzidakis during half-time of Liverpool’s crunch match against Arsenal.
The Liverpool full-back approached the referee, who then appeared to raise his arm towards the defender.
Liverpool players surrounded referee Paul Tierney after the incident, with Robertson receiving a yellow card.
“I think the linesman throws an elbow,” Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports commentary, with touchline reporter Geoff Shreeves confirming that Liverpool players claimed Robertson was elbowed by the referee.
After conceding two early goals, the Reds scored through Mo Salah just before half-time and tied the score late through Roberto Firmino to draw 2-2 in a thriller at Anfield.
Andy Robertson claimed to have been elbowed by the linesman at the end of the first half
Robertson reportedly left claiming he was elbowed in the throat during half time of the game
Liverpool protested after the alleged incident with linesman Constantine Hatzidakis
“Andy Robertson was absolutely apoplectic, stunned even,” Shreeves said.
He said, “He just elbowed me in the throat. The linesman elbowed me in the throat”.
Jordan Henderson led the protests with referee Paul Tierney, then they were taken away. Extraordinary scenes.’
Roy Keane and Gary Neville were asked if they had seen anything like the incident.
‘No not really. Does he grab the linesman first? I’m not sure,” Keane said.
Robertson complains, he should be more concerned about his defense.
‘I’ve watched it a number of times. He’s a big baby. That’s that guy. Just get on with the game and focus on your defense.’
Marcel added: ‘I’ve never seen an official elbow a player. I think he will be in trouble when the game is over.
“We have a brilliant second half to look forward to.”
Liverpool trailed Arsenal 2-1 at half-time, allowing the visitors to restore an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.