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Liverpool's Andy Robertson speaks his mind about Neymar and PSG's diving antics

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Liverpool players will have had few more frustrating nights than against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

PSG were deserved 2-1 winners based on the quality of their attacking play, but the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were once again guilty of diving and gamesmanship.

On so many occasions PSG players went to ground screaming and clutching their legs, despite barely being touched. Unfortunately, it fooled the referee almost every time.

Jurgen Klopp bemoaned their opponents' tactics in his post-match press conference and James Milner has tweeted a picture of himself standing over Neymar as he rolls around on the floor.

Diving is a form of time-wasting and earning cheap free-kicks, so it's easy to see what the PSG players were doing but even easier to see why Liverpool players were annoyed.

Another man who was far from happy with the tactics used by the French side was left-back and Liverpool cult hero Andy Robertson.

Robertson had numerous coming togethers with Neymar at the Parc des Princes and in one altercation squared up to the Brazilian.

And speaking after the game in honest interviews with Sky Sports and LFCTV the Scotsman made his feelings very clear about Neymar and PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Group C

"I suppose they were in the lead and they were looking to waste time," Roberson told Sky Sports. "You can use gamesmanship, play-acting, you can use it all really.

"I would like to know how much time they wasted tonight. It's frustrating when [Neymar] is falling like he is.

"It's all part and parcel of his game and we needed to deal with that. We didn't quite control our aggression.

"Of course it was frustrating. But when you play against PSG you know it is something you are going to come up against, especially with him."

And he added on LFCTV: "They could have set a new record tonight. Every opportunity they got they were rolling about. That's what you get with this team.

"People will face that again. It's very frustrating but that's what they do. It's all a big act. We played up to it unfortunately tonight. The referee was definitely fooled by it all."

Fair play to Robertson for not beating around the bush and instead speaking his mind to the media after such a frustrating game. Not many players do it.

Liverpool fans will only hope they manage to claw their way into the Champions League last 16 and exact revenge at some point.

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