Monday night was one full of anger for Liverpool fans. France Football announced the winner of their coveted individual award, with Lionel Messi beating Virgil van Dijk to the gong. The anger didn’t start there, the rankings for the top 30 players in the world incensed Kopites. Here are three players that Andy Robertson should have beaten in the Ballon d’Or rankings.
Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City – 10th
I mean, what? Come on? How? Riyad Mahrez coming in 10th place in the world rankings brings shame on the award. The fact that he came anywhere near the top 30 is nonsense. Since the start of the 2018/19 season, Mahrez has registered nine assists in the Premier League. Andy Robertson bagged 11 assists last season alone. Robbo is a defender, Mahrez is a winger, (without wanting to go all Avril Lavigne on you) can I make it any more obvious?
Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur – 23rd
The Spurs keeper has been shrouded in controversy in recent seasons. Following a drink-driving charge in September 2018, he has been prone to errors. In the 2018/19 Premier League season he managed 12 clean sheets, our Scottish full back recorded 19 shutouts. It is also important to note that Lloris didn’t achieve anything last season.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal – 20th
Sure, Auba bagged himself a third of the Premier League Golden Boot last season. A third. Has he really done more in the game than Andy Robertson in the last year? Does he really deserve to be above Andy Robertson in the Ballon d’Or rankings? The Scotsman won the Champions League, Auba got battered in the Europa League final and couldn’t even perform well enough to keep his manager in a job.