Mohamed Salah has once again come in for criticism for going down too easily as he was accused of diving against Everton.
Just before the hour mark on Saturday – with Liverpool 1-0 down following Richarlison’s early strike – Salah was running on to Roberto Firmino’s pass.
However after a faint touch from Lucas Digne, Salah dropped dramatically to the turf just outside the Everton area.
It’s really windy at Anfield today. 💨 pic.twitter.com/HjIhTbxOR9
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) February 20, 2021
— awbmasterclass (@Awbmasterclass) February 20, 2021
Absolute quality player but loves a dive https://t.co/A7MC6CXtxq
— Sam 🇾🇪 (@sambo1791) February 20, 2021
Referee Chris Kavanagh was absolutely not interested and let the game go on.
But football fans on twitter were not so willing to let the moment pass, accusing the Liverpool forward of theatrically going to ground too easily once again.
Mandatory Salah dive has finally happened. There really needs to be bookings handed out for diving again, it’s actually embarrassing!
— Craig (@CraigCharles23) February 20, 2021
Aren't dives supposed to be yellow cards? This guy Salah could have been sent off three or four times
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) February 20, 2021
Mo Salah whenever an opponent gets within 5 yards of him pic.twitter.com/hBsl6BDq3Z
— Charlie Copsey (@Charlie_Copsey1) February 20, 2021
Everton eventually triumphed at Anfield – for the first time in 22 years – with a 2-0 Premier League victory, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty sealing a 2-0 win for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
The 28-year-old Egyptian has been accused of going down too easily when merely touched by opponents in recent games.