Football fan creates Twitter thread on Mo Salah 'acting like he's been shot' for Liverpool

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Mohamed Salah sparked controversy on Saturday afternoon as he won yet another penalty during Liverpool's 1-0 win over Brighton.

In the 50th minute, with the scores level at 0-0, the Egyptian went down in the box under a challenge from Pascal Gross. Referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot and Salah converted.

Replays showed that Salah was indeed pulled back by Gross, yet rival fans remain adamant that he goes down far too easily.

Andy Robertson addressed the supposed agenda against Salah in his post-match interview by saying it's "a bit of desperation".

"Every time it happens we go back, everyone looks at the video and you go, 'Well, it’s not a dive'," said the Scottish full-back.

"He is not that sort of player, so how many times is it going to happen? I was at the edge of the box and it was a stonewaller.

"If people are starting to say Mo has gone down easily, it’s not fair. The one against Arsenal, he got clipped three times. They still appealed. It's a bit of desperation."

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Salah's penalty proved to be the match winner for Liverpool as they moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

It's not the first time a controversial moment involving Salah has made the difference in a game this season, with the 26-year-old also winning penalties against Newcastle and Arsenal.

So now football fan @Max_Wildenberg has created a Twitter thread showing Salah 'acting like he's been shot' to try and win penalties and free-kicks. Check it out below.

Interesting. Salah is an easy target for being fouled by defenders due to the speed at which he plays, but the videos do suggest he goes down a bit theatrically.

For the penalty he won against Newcastle, for example, Salah was barely touched on his arm yet went to ground as if he had been tugged.

The thread has caused a major stir amongst Liverpool fans and rival supporters. Here's a pick of the best tweets.

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