Following the 2-0 defeat to West Brom at Anfield on Monday night, Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey responded to criticism from fans on twitter by saying that “half the people on here haven’t got a clue”.
He added “#keyboardwarriors” to his tweet.
Shelvey was given his first League start since boxing day, having last week claimed he was a victim of the defeat to Stoke.
“I played against Stoke and obviously I didn’t have too great a game” he said. “I had a few personal issues that were going on in my life. I didn’t think I was the only one that had a bad game that day but I was the one that suffered if you know what I mean.”
Shelvey was replaced after 60 minutes in tonight’s defeat.
Regardless of opinions on player performances, abusing a player isn’t warranted. Shelvey though would probably have been best staying well clear of twitter tonight and not taking notice of those aiming their anger at him.
Shelvey certainly wasn’t alone in under performing for Liverpool tonight.