It was a collision between Andy Robertson and a linesman yesterday in the match between Liverpool and Arsenal that made headlines more than anything else.

Arsenal looked to be in control of the game, too. The Gunners raced into a 2-0 lead against the Reds – courtesy of Gabriels Martinelli and Jesus – with Mikel Arteta’s side starting the brighter of the two sides. But when Granit Xhaka clashed with Trent Alexander-Arnold just before the end of the first half, the Anfield crowd woke up.

Mohamed Salah would pull one goal back before the break – but it was at half-time itself that the flashpoint would occur between the Merseysiders’ left-back Andrew Robertson and assistant referee, Constantine Hatzidakis.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) gives instructions to Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on April 9, 2023

“He lifted his arm up like this, boss” (Image credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Robertson seemed to want to speak to Hatzidakis over something as the half-time whistle went. The Scotland captain was then pictured on the end of an elbow, as the assistant raised an arm towards Robbo. 

The PGMOL have said they will investigate an incident involving Liverpool defender Andy Robertson and assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis in the Reds’ 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.

Robertson appeared to be caught in the face by an elbow from the assistant as he remonstrated with the official at the end of the first half at Anfield.

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