Andy Robertson criticism labelled ‘ridiculous’ as Liverpool defender parties with beer hours before Scotland’s crunch World Cup play-off May 31, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Ally McCoist and Ray Parlour have labelled criticism of Liverpool defender Andy Robertson as ‘ridiculous’ after he was spotted drinking beer 72 hours before Scotland’s huge World Cup play-off against Ukraine.

The Scottish captain was in attendance for a parade to celebrate Liverpool’s two FA Cup and League Cup successes this season and was spotted with a beer in his hand during the open-top bus ride.

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Robertson came in for criticism for drinking beer during Liverpool’s parade

McCoist gave his backing to Robertson after the Liverpool man came in for criticism

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McCoist gave his backing to Robertson after the Liverpool man came in for criticism

The images have led to Robertson coming in for criticism from some Scotland fans ahead of Wednesday’s play-off but McCoist and Parlour showed their support for the 28-year-old, insisting he will be ready to represent his country.

“Is he seriously getting a bit of stick for that? Why? He can’t be, no way,” said McCoist on talkSPORT Breakfast. “He’s been unbelievable, he’s been fantastic for club and country”

Parlour also weighed in, adding: “It’s ridiculous, he’s got to be the fittest guy I’ve seen in the Premier League.

“They will always have something to moan about, that’s how it is unfortunately.

“I’m sure he’ll be ready to go tomorrow night. It’s going to be a big, big game. He knows what’s at stake everybody in that Scotland team knows what’s at stake.”

Liverpool were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final with the parade already planned for Sunday regardless of the outcome in Paris.

Following the festivities, Robertson took to social media to thank Liverpool fans for the incredible turn out but quickly shifted his attention to the task of helping steer his country to the World Cup in Qatar.

Robertson looked to be enjoying a beer alongside Jordan Henderson, Calvin Harris and Virgil van Dijk

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Robertson looked to be enjoying a beer alongside Jordan Henderson, Calvin Harris and Virgil van Dijk


Andy Robertson is set to captain Scotland in Wednesday's clash against Ukraine

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Andy Robertson is set to captain Scotland in Wednesday’s clash against Ukraine

“Can’t tell you how much that means to everyone that, best fans in the world. Now Scotland Time,” he wrote, using an image of his nation’s flag.

A win for Scotland over Ukraine at Hampden on Wednesday would set up a straight shootout against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday with the winner heading to the Gulf State for November’s World Cup.

Scotland’s last appearance at a World Cup came in 1998 in France, when they were knocked out of a group consisting of Morocco, Norway and eventual losing finalists Brazil.

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