The FIFA awards for 2019 took place last night at an awards ceremony in Milan and Liverpool enjoyed a successful evening.
Jurgen Klopp claimed Manager of the Year award; whilst Alisson Becker was named as the best goalkeeper for the last 12 months.
The Brazilian custodian alongside Virgil van Dijk were also named in the World XI which was revealed at the end of the evening.
Perhaps a surprising exclusion – at least to Liverpool supporters – was that of Andrew Robertson. The £50,000-a-week (Spotrac) star missed out at the expense of Real Madrid star Marcelo and that has caused quite a stir.
Real Madrid exited the Champions League at the round of 16 stage to Ajax last season, with Robertson lifting the trophy with Liverpool.
Many people consider Robertson to be one of the best left-backs in European football and although the team was put together based on players’ votes, his omission from the team is still glaring.
Liverpool fans are up in arms on Twitter.
They will always back their own players and they feel that Robertson has been harshly treated by not being included in the team.
The 25-year-old played 48 games for the Reds last season, including all but one in Liverpool’s run to Champions League glory.
Here is a selection of Tweets following Robertson’s omission from the World XI:
That World XI is shocking. Madrid players (apart from Hazard) there solely on reputation. Ronaldo over Mané? Marcelo over Robertson? Embarrassing.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 23, 2019
I find it hard to believe to see Marcelo and Dani Alves had more votes than Robertson and Trent. It’s 2019, not 2013 ffs.
— . (@SamueILFC) September 23, 2019
Marcelo lost his place to Reguilon and yet he gets in the Team of the Year over Robertson it’s actually insane 😂
— Fifa 20 News (@FUT20News) September 23, 2019
Marcelo ahead of Robertson? How's that not a crime 😂😂
— Saddick Adams 🇬🇭 (@SaddickAdams) September 23, 2019
ANDY ROBERTSON HAS BEEN TRULY ROBBED
— Amy (@AmyLFC11) September 23, 2019
No Robertson and/or Alexander Anorld ??
— kING Macho (@KingMachooo) September 23, 2019