Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has helped shed some light on why Ayoze Perez and Andy Robertson were exchanging words at the end of the game at Anfield.
According to Rodgers, and then according to Perez, Robbo pushed the Spaniard at the sound of the final whistle as Liverpool ran out 2-1 winners.
Renowned football journalist Andy Kelly shared a quote from the former Liverpool manager on Twitter shortly after the game.
Rodgers – Hamza is an honest boy, don’t think there was anything malicious in it. Perez was upset because he says Andy Robertson pushed him at the final whistle.
— Andy Kelly (@AndyK_LivNews) October 5, 2019
It seems like a bit of a strong reaction for such a thing, almost petty, but I’d understand some frustration if someone rubbed their victory in your face.
That being said, this is just one side of the story, and I’m yet to see footage of the Scot pushing the Leicester man at all.
The Spaniard carried on after the game, and even more so as he walked toward the tunnel, involving all the officials he bumped into along the way.
I’d put this down to someone who is a bit of a sore loser being unable to take the last gasp defeat that they were handed after working so hard to claim a draw.
Onto the next one.