The Scotland captain has been consistently good for the Reds since joining from Hull City in 2017, playing an integral part in a backline that conceded just 22 goals in the league last term – the best record in the division. Alongside this, Robertson has provided quality on the left flank, notching up 11 assists in 36 Premier League games last season.
Yet last night, the 25-year-old came under heavy criticism from certain ‘supporters’ on Twitter after fouling Jose Callejon in the penalty box eight minutes from time. Dries Mertens converted the spot-kick to give Napoli a crucial lead before Fernando Llorente cemented the victory in the dying moments.
Even though Jurgen Klopp felt it was wrong to award a penalty for the challenge Robertson made on Callejon, stating he felt it was a dive, Robertson was still the hot topic of conversation amongst Liverpool fans after the game, with many taking to twitter to criticise his performance.
Is Andy Robertson the most overrated player in world football? Not for me to say but yes, he is.
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) September 17, 2019
Liverpool down…dodgy penalty!!
Poor from Robertson even though don’t know if touch him!!
— Ukoko I ⚽️⚽️ (@ukokospeaks) September 17, 2019
Everyone knew Robertson was a poor mans Tierney.
— Clarkey (@clarkeysean) September 17, 2019
These were just a few of the tweets directed at Robertson, with other trolls dishing out far greater amounts of abuse.
Robertson has since deleted his twitter account in the wake of last night’s social media reaction which has caused a reaction in itself online, with many disgusted by some of the tweets directed at the defender and the situation it has caused.
Andy Robertson, arguably the best left back in world football, having to deactivate his Twitter account because of the abuse he received after his first awful display in roughly 18 months is a rather sad view of modern-day football fans. Some people don’t deserve nice things.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) September 18, 2019
Liverpool fans abused their own player on Twitter, Robertson, arguably the best left-back in the world in the last two seasons after one mistake yesterday and he had to deactivate. They are European champions and probably the best team in the world. What does YNWA stand for lmaoo
— Aubazettes (@Aubazettes) September 18, 2019
Liverpool fans will be hoping Robertson can return to the form he showed last season in the coming weeks, starting with Sunday’s game away at Premier League rivals Chelsea.