An electrifying encounter between Liverpool and Tottenham ended with a point apiece as the Reds lost grounds in the race to the Premier League title.
Having scraped a hard-earned 2-2 draw, Jurgen Klopp’s men would thank their lucky stars for Tottenham’s poor finishing on the night, with the home side squaring chances after another.
Liverpool’s Andy Robertson, in particular, had an eventful outing, as he scored his team’s second goal before receiving a red card for a mad challenge. But as crucial as Robertson’s goal was, his celebration that followed gave fans much fodder to talk about.
With the game locked at 1-1, the Scottish left-back headed home from close quarters, capitalising well on Alexander Arnold’s volleyed cross from inside the box.
Celebrating a rare goal, Robertson then ran back while imitating binoculars with his hands, leaving fans to wonder what possible the gesture could mean.
Twitter banter was in full swing, with some fans speculating that the left-back was “looking” for Spurs trophy cabinet, which remains bereft of silverware.
Robertson looking for a trophy at spurs pic.twitter.com/2IA0DxEwCP— Blossyyy (@Blossy1790) December 19, 2021
Robertson looking for Harry Kane’s career trophy’s. pic.twitter.com/3gKjSwf5jV— ً (@AnfieldPyro) December 19, 2021
Spurs fans were quick to associate the celebration with Roberston’s red card, suggesting that the left-back was eyeing his way towards the tunnel.
Robbo looking for the tunnel lad? pic.twitter.com/KYt4x76iHz— Ell (@EWaldon10) December 19, 2021
Some also suggested how the left-back could have made that gesture in response to Paul Tierney after the referee let Harry Kane get away with a reckless challenge on Robertson himself.
No way has Robbo just done binoculars at the referee😭— James (@jameslorpt2) December 19, 2021
Some eagle-eyed fans were also quick to point that the celebration was a throwback to Robertson’s time at Dundee United, during which the Scotsman is known to have belted a similar celebration.
Robbo doing his Tannadice celebration… Boyo loves the shed!!— The Boabie (@TheBoabie) December 19, 2021
Quite coincidentally, it was also similar to former Liverpool player Jonjo Shelvey’s ‘glasses’ celebration, as rightly pointed out by observant fans.
Robbo with the Shelvey celebration— Marshall89HD (@Marshall89HD) December 19, 2021
There were, however, no precise explanations behind the Scotsman’s goal celebration, who isn’t a frequent name in the scoresheet.
Spurs levelled the score via Heung min-Son thanks to Alisson’s goalkeeping howler, after which came Robertson’s moment of blunder. Robertson was adjudged to have kicked Emerson Royal after referee Paul Tierney was asked to refer to the pitchside monitor.
The draw means Liverpool have dropped 3 points behind Manchester City, who sits at the top of the league with 44 points.