Jurgen Klopp has defended Andy Robertson’s performance, after conceding a penalty against Napoli, by saying he had a “normal” game.
The Scotland international was having a pretty standard game, until Jose Callejon theatrically hit the deck via the Scot’s outstretched leg.
Napoli were controversially awarded a penalty, and went on to win the tie 2-0 with the Reds now surely desperate for revenge on the clubs’ return game at Anfield.
And Klopp insists that Robbo had a fairly normal game, all things considered. “The criticism has nothing to do with the expectation. It is to do with the world out there. He has played well for weeks and months and then you take it for granted,” he’s quoted as saying by GOAL.
“If there is one game less than another, you start asking what has happened to Andy Robertson. Nothing, it’s completely normal. The game before, he was maybe the best player on the pitch.
“The [Jose] Callejon situation, we all agree that it was not a penalty. Was it smart from Callejon? Yes, if you want to be smart like this.
“He wanted to get Robertson out of the game with little challenges here and discussions with the referee, and he got a harsh yellow card, but you face very experienced players and they try everything to decrease your quality.
“Nothing else happened. It was a completely normal game from Robbo.”
It’s great to hear the boss rubbish claims that Robbo had a poor game, and even better to see that he has no time for Callejon’s clear simulation.
Liverpool fans collectively raised their eyebrows when they realised the full back had disabled his Twitter account around the time sometime around the Napoli game.
You’d have to assume he’d be receiving abuse from idiots online, but we’re yet to see evidence of such – maybe there was something else to it?
Either way, Robbo is back on Twitter now and in good spirits – and fans made sure he knew he was loved. Take a look at the responses to the Tweet below:
— Andrew Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) September 20, 2019