Injured Egypt striker Mohamed Salah 'confident' of being fit for World Cup


In two separate goalkeeping errors, Liverpool's goalie Karius first attempted to throw the ball out to his team mate, accidentally hitting it toward Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, who scored. A petition was even launched on the platform, calling on Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA to punish Ramos for "intentionally hurting Mohamed Salah".

Sergio Ramos is not a very popular man on Merseyside right now.

Salah had cemented his status as a national hero by leading Egypt to their first World Cup qualification in 28 years.

Scotland worldwide Robertson did not go so far as to apportion blame, but said: "I think it is just how he [Salah] has landed but Ramos is quite clever, isn't he?"

"It is hard for me talking now, saying we must learn from the experience, but that is what we have to do over the next days and weeks".

"He has done unbelievable this season and for it to end that way for him was devastating", Robertson added.

Meanwhile, Brazilian striker Neymar says he's not yet completely game-ready after the injury that has kept him off the pitch for almost three months, but believes there is still enough time for him to fully recover before the World Cup. "Hopefully he'll come back bigger and stronger".

That's a very mature reaction from someone who would still be emotionally charged from Saturday night's events. What can you say about that?

There are further echoes of the Van Dijk case in that Roma, like Southampton, feel they have been previously stung by Liverpool in the transfer market, having sold Mohamed Salah for just £39m last summer.

Karius was distraught at the end, numerous Liverpool players were also in tears, but Robertson insists the responsibility will be shared by the whole team.

And Robertson had some words for encouragement for his teammate.

"With Mo Salah we are a better team", the midfielder told Ramos's dubious tackle, which went unpunished by match referee Milorad Mazic, prompted one furious fan watching the game to yell "Dirty guy" at the Spaniard, although his screams were drowned out by a sea of other insults. He will be a top keeper. "We went around him. Of course we will be with him, there's no doubt about that".

"We started well, the first 30-35 minutes I think we did a great job and stopped them from playing and everything".