Liverpool earned an excellent 4-1 win away at FC Porto on Wednesday night to book their place in the Champions League semi-finals – but fans have criticised Andy Robertson for his display, despite the result.
VAR was involved once again, overturning the officials’ decision to give Liverpool the lead. Sadio Mane slid in for his 22nd goal of the season – but it was originally ruled out for offside.
Mo Salah made it two after an excellent pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold. Porto’s Eder Militao scored a header, but it was Liverpool’s night. Roberto Firmino got in on the act, before Virgil van Dijk headed home a corner.
It saw Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the Champions League semi-finals for the second consecutive season, winning 6-1 on aggregate and although the overall performance not being their best, they still managed a 4-1 win on the night.
Scotland captain Robertson, 25 – who joined Liverpool for £10million (BBC) – has once again been in excellent form this season and continues to be one of Liverpool’s most reliable players. But he struggled in the Estadio do Dragao.
Liverpool fans took to Twitter to comment on Robertson’s display, with many describing him as “shocking” or even in once case a “liability”. He remains first choice ahead of Alberto Moreno and James Milner.
Robertson has been unbelievably bad positonally shocking letting runners go stopping no crosses every pass straight to them strolling around the pitch needs a slap
— Adam JFT96 YNWA (@AdnPaiLaynLFC) April 17, 2019
VVD’s worst 45 mins,Robertson’s worst 45 mins,no one in the midfield wanting to get on the ball and they wonder why it’s attack after attack from Porto. Still,3-0,so cant complain 😂 #LFC
— Christopher Burgess (@BurgessMing) April 17, 2019
— Nabii Lamar ©™ #YNWA (@wayne_sancarlos) April 17, 2019
#LFC Robertson nutmegged again. Also against Chelsea. He bottles the tackles. Also against Chelsea. Gr8 going forward, but like Trent, a liability defensively…. poor positioning, ball watches, doesn't track often enough & can't tackle …. they need coaching from Milner
— stewart bazneh (@StorageStew) April 17, 2019
— Todd Jones (@b_t_jones) April 17, 2019
Robertson defending these days not the best
— its coming home LFC (@tonytakyi) April 17, 2019
Why is Robertson playing like he’s right footed 🤷🏻♂️
— … (@LFC922) April 17, 2019