Robertson SHOULD have been sent off for pushing Messi in head for Liverpool against Barcelona, insists ex-ref Halsey

LIVERPOOL produced arguably the greatest comeback in their history against Barcelona – but they should have had to do it with TEN MEN.

Trailing 3-0 from the first leg last week, it looked like mission impossible for Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead of the clash at Anfield tonight.

But a stunning display from the Reds led to an incredible 4-0 triumph that left the Kop rocking as they sealed a place in the Champions League final.

The stunning victory produced numerous talking points- and former Premier League referee Mark Halsey runs through them here:


You could argue Andy Robertson should have been sent off for pushing Lionel Messi in the head.

The rule of thumb for a referee is if you strike an opponent above the neck then it is a red card offence.

Referee Cuneyt Cakir did not see the incident early in the game at Anfield.

But Robertson is a very lucky boy that the video assistant referee Felix Zwayer did not see it as violent conduct.

What on earth was he doing?

I'm very surprised VAR official Zwayer did not recommend Cakir to review the incident.


I did not think Liverpool should have been awarded a first half penalty.

Sadio Mane goes down very easily but it is a coming together between the Liverpool forward and Sergi Roberto.

I felt Cakir got it spot on by waving play on.


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Luis Suarez definitely takes a kick at Robertson.

It is not a natural running action from the Barcelona forward.

He kicks out at him and it's petulance.

I don't think it is an act of violent conduct so therefore I wouldn't have given Suarez a red card.

It would be a yellow card for me at most for unsporting behaviour.

The VAR team must have agreed because they do not get involved on yellow card offences.


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