Robertson said Salah's 25-yard strike into the top corner in the 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday was the flawless riposte to the racists. That's a factor that could prove crucial with so little between the pair at this late stage.
Sunday's result may have been a blow for City in their title defence, yet it will have been welcomed by Tottenham, who remained third following their resounding 4-0 win over Huddersfield in Saturday's early kick off. I'm not a Man City supporter or happy that they won the league.
That being said, north London rivals Arsenal could be viewed as have the easiest run in of the four teams pursuing the final two top four spots.
Trips to Watford, Wolves and Leicester, however, are banana skins for the Gunners. He cut inside and he fancied his chances.
It's perhaps this reason why United at [10.0] are the rank outsiders to finish in the top three of those pursuing third spot. "A bit of stuff went on in midweek and I suppose that was the flawless way to shut them up".
Salah has scored against Chelsea at Anfield for the second season running.
"The fact that the game is at Old Trafford, the fact that United will need points for their ambitions to get in the top four always gives you hope".
"The incident was reported to us at 5.40pm, shortly after LFC scored their first goal, that a flare was thrown from the upper section of the Anfield Stand", said a Merseyside Police statement.
Liverpool's game against Chelsea on Sunday had a real big match feel to it. Pre match all the talk was on title challenges past and present, on the huge history between the two clubs and on the Blues being the last big hurdle for the Reds. "You go and do your job, you go to win".