By Paul Robinson

15th Nov, 2022 | 8:00am

Mohamed Salah 'to blame' as controversial Liverpool footage is screened on Sky channel - pundit

Paul Robinson has claimed Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah “only has himself to blame” after missing out on a penalty against Southampton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said the 30-year-old’s “reputation” as someone who goes down too easily “precedes him”.

Salah went to ground under pressure from Armel Bella-Kotchap in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday (12 November).

However, referee Simon Hooper waved away the penalty appeals from Jurgen Klopp’s side.

VAR official Andre Marriner chose not to review and intervene on the controversial incident.

When asked by Football Insider if Salah should have been awarded a penalty at Anfield on Saturday, Robinson said: “His reputation precedes him, 100 per cent.

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“Referees have got it in their heads, without a shadow of a doubt.

“Salah only has himself to blame though because he has gone down far too easily in the past. He has gained unwarranted penalties in the past and that has been publicised. That will always be at the back of referees minds.

“The one at the weekend he should have got. Referees will not give him the benefit of the doubt though because of what they have seen in the past. Salah can only blame himself.”

Salah has contributed 14 goals and five assists in 21 appearances across all competitions this season.

Liverpool are sixth in the Premier League table.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Liverpool have US investors licking their lips after a £338m development.