Andy Robertson has sent an emotional message to Liverpool fans after his sending off against Tottenham Hotspur
The Reds left-back was initially shown a yellow card for a challenge on Emerson Royal in the 2-2 draw of the Premier League clash on Sunday.
However, after being instructed by VAR to consult his pitch side monitor, referee Paul Tierney changed his mind and showed the Scotland captain a straight red card.
Despite scoring Liverpool’s second goal of the game, Robertson will now miss the next three matches which include a double header against Leicester City in the Premier League and Carabao Cup, as well as the Boxing Day fixture against Leeds United.
Sunday’s match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was not short of controversy, with Jurgen Klopp critical of referee Tierney in his various post-match interviews.
In an Instagram post, Robertson has sent an emotional message to Liverpool fans, but refused to be drawn into commenting on the game’s other incidents.
“I was brought up to take responsibility when you’ve done something wrong and I have to admit my challenge was poor and misjudged,” wrote Robertson.
“My mistake giving them the chance to make the decision. Gutted!
“Probably best I don’t speak about other things in the match, other than to say how proud I am of the rest of the team.
“Me aside, the boys were different class in unbelievably difficult circumstances.
“Support unreal as well in difficult times! Wish we could have rewarded it with a win!
“Stay safe, YNWA.”
Spurs striker Harry Kane was only shown a yellow card following a challenge on Robertson, with many pundits believing the England captain should have been shown red.
Liverpool also felt they should have been awarded a penalty following a challenge involving Diogo Jota and Emerson, but both Tierney and VAR decided against giving a spot-kick.