Scotland captain Andy Robertson is celebrating after becoming a Premier League champion with Liverpool.
The Merseyside club ended a 30-year wait for the title when Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday secured the trophy for Liverpool with seven games to spare.
Robertson, who has been a key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s side, immediately took to social media to celebrate.
The left-back and his teammates had built a huge lead over Pep Guardiola’s City side but the coronavirus pandemic brought all sport to a halt, forcing the team to wait 13 weeks before they could get back on the field to close in on the title.
A draw in the Merseyside derby on the first game back was followed by a 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, meaning City had to win all their remaining games to deny Liverpool their win.
Robertson’s historic success brought congratulations from Celtic, where he played as a youth, and the Scottish FA also applauded the national team captain.
The 26-year-old continued tweeting as he celebrated into the night, finishing with a message at 3.30am, quoting Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone.
But one of Robertson’s old tweets was also widely shared on social media.
The defender’s past and rise to fame is well known, with Robertson having started out at amateur side Queen’s Park before spells at Dundee United and Hull City preceded his move to Liverpool and Champions League and Premier League success.
A tweet from 2012, when the player was in Queen’s Park’s youth team resurfaced on Thursday night. It read: “Life at this age is rubbish with no money. #needajob”.
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