6 times Andy Robertson was a superb sh*thouse: Suarez, Messi, Neymar
Andy Robertson has become a hero among Liverpool fans – and it’s not exactly hard to see why.
The bargain buy from Hull City has developed into one of the best left-backs in the world at Anfield, and his colourful personality shines through on and off the pitch.
Robertson also has a bit of devil in his game, and we’ve taken a look at six times he was happy to be a bit of a sh*thouse.
After a last-gasp James Milner penalty secured Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Leicester and maintained their 100% record in the 2019-20 Premier League, Foxes striker Perez lost his sh*t with Robertson at full-time to conclude a fiery encounter.
Cameras showed Robertson giving Perez a little shove as he celebrated the win amid suggestions the Spaniard had earlier laughed in the defender’s face after the Foxes grabbed an 80th-minute equaliser.
What was Perez playing at shoving Robertson in the back? 😠 pic.twitter.com/R88aE9wpZB
— SNM (@JackCook95) October 6, 2019
With Liverpool trailing Barcelona 3-0 after a heavy first-leg defeat in the Camp Nou in last season’s Champions League semi-final, the Reds knew they needed to make things difficult for Messi and co in the return fixture.
Robertson took it upon himself to give Messi a not-so-warm welcome as the Argentine appealed for a free-kick in vain.
We wouldn’t want to suggest this was the reason Liverpool mounted a stunning comeback to win 4-0 and make it through to the Champions League final, but that’s exactly what we’re suggesting.
Qué feo el gesto de Robertson a Messi pic.twitter.com/mZkac28Fmr
— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) May 7, 2019
Staying with that clash with Barcelona, former Liverpool striker Suarez had taunted Robertson after Messi scored a stunning free-kick in the first leg and was also involved in the incident that saw the left-back forced off the field with an injury at Anfield.
When asked about his running battle with Suarez after Liverpool completed their comeback, Robertson kept things simple.
Andy Robertson is a savage 😂@DesKellyBTS: "You had a running battle with Luis Suarez and he took you out."
Robertson: "Who's going to the final?"
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2019
After Liverpool were beaten 2-1 at PSG in last season’s Champions League group stage, Robertson hit out at Neymar’s tendency to fall to the floor quite easily.
“I suppose they were in the lead and they were looking to waste time. You can use gamesmanship, play-acting, you can use it all really,” Robertson told Sky Sports News.
“I would like to know how much time they wasted tonight. It’s frustrating when [Neymar] is falling like he is.”
And towards the end of the game, it seemed like Robertson let Neymar know just how frustrated he was feeling.
Andy Robertson twatting Neymar.
You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/SMPheXVty4
— Ru Macdonald (@RuMacdonald) November 29, 2018
After Sadio Mane was booked following a clash with Flamengo’s Rafinha in the Club World Cup final, Robertson promised his team-mate, “I’ll get him, don’t worry.”
And the left-back lived up to his word, leaving Rafinha in a heap on the floor in the second half and also having some strong words with the Brazilian at full-time.
Robertson may have risen to prominence as one of the world’s best full-backs at Liverpool, but the Scotland international hasn’t forgotten his roots.
Shortly after making the move to Anfield, Robertson’s former club, Dundee United, played their first derby against fierce rivals Dundee for over a year.
United triumphed 4-3 on penalties, and Robertson sent a cheeky message on Twitter to celebrate.
🔶See nothing has changed 🔶👀
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) July 30, 2017