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Liverpool Star Appears To Deactivate Twitter Account Following Abuse

Liverpool Star Appears To Deactivate Twitter Account Following Abuse

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson seems to have deactivated his Twitter account following a series of abusive tweets on the social media platform.

The Merseyside club opened their Champions League campaign last night with a 2-0 loss away to Napoli, with the Scottish international playing all 90 minutes of the contest.

He was responsible for giving away a penalty in the 82nd minute which handed the Italian club the opening goal of the game although José Callejón appears to have dived, even if Robertson's tackle was rash.

Moreover, while Virgil Van Dijk was at fault for the second goal of the evening, after he was dispossessed near his goal, Robertson appears to slow down in a race to the ball with Dries Mertens who eventually slotted home past Adrián.

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What followed was incessant online abuse for the player regarded by many as one of the world's best in his position.

After the game Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to BT Sport and disagreed with the penalty decision.

I saw it and I don't think it's a penalty. For me it's clear that it's no penalty because Calléjón jumps before there is any contact.

Liverpool's next game in Europe will be in two weeks' time, October 1, when they welcome Red Bull Salzburg to Anfield. The Austrian club currently sit top of Group E after a 6-2 victory over Genk which saw 19-year-old Erling Haaland score a first half hat-trick.

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