You will struggle to find a better left-back in Europe than Andy Robertson. The Liverpool defender is world class talent on his day, capable of silencing the trickiest of wingers, and of going at it hammer and tongs on the front foot as well. This season he has averaged 1.5 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, and 1.3 clearances per game in a red shirt, while also making 1.3 key passes and having 1.5 shots on goal per match too, as per Whoscored. So you can’t help wondering why he has struggled so badly for his national team in recent times. Scotland were on the wrong end of a 4-0 defeat from Belgium on Monday evening, and the general consensus was that Robertson was largely to blame for the opening two goals. In both cases, the 25-year-old was caught in two minds as he dallied over whether to close down his man or not, and in both instances, he was made to pay the price. He was hardly blameless in for the third either, giving away the corner that Toby Alderweireld nodded home from. It was a night to forget for the Scottish captain, but a few more performances like this one, and he could be out on his ear, armband or not, with Kieran Tierney waiting in the wings.
Live 4 Liverpool have gathered some of the best tweets below:
Nobody will convince me Robertson is a better defender than Tierney
— Wolfe Of Parkhead ???????????????????????????????? (@ParkheadWolfe) September 9, 2019
Andy Robertson keeps these performances up he will be at Hampden a lot more than expected… but back playing for Queens Park
— Wullie-Bolingoli (@celticbhoy24) September 9, 2019
The utter obsession with Andy Robertson is a massive chink in Scotlands armour. The entire nation expects him to single handily drag them through matches but the cold hard truth is he just isn't good enough. He's one of the most overrated players on the planet.
— Motown Junk (@JimmyJazz45) September 9, 2019
Andy Robertson is hummin when he plays with Scotland
— Dylon (@_dylonmurphy) September 9, 2019
Robertson is so overrated man, without van dijk he’d be nothing
— Lewis (@_Lewis88) September 9, 2019
Scotland back five are dreadful , Marshall O’Donnell cooper mulgrew Robertson all hopeless in possession and without the ball worst centre half I’ve seen in Cooper seems to be miles away from mulgrew and wandering out of position in both this and Russia game .
— sean (@huntsey1967) September 9, 2019
Announce Robertson retirement
— ???????? (@DarrenRFC72_) September 9, 2019
McGregor and Robertson showing they unable to to the utter basics in a scotland shirt yet again Track your man running and stop the ball at source, utter pathetic from them yet again.
— Andy Sharp (@andysharp77) September 9, 2019