Monday night’s Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool was one which would have been of interest to Scotland fans in particular.
The reason that – it featured two of the players likely to be in Steve Clarke’s European Championship squad up against each other. Midfielder Stuart Armstrong featured for the Saints, whilst Scotland captain Andy Robertson played for Liverpool.
In the end, it was Armstrong who came out on top. Southampton won the game 1-0, to move up to sixth place in the Premier League table.
Impressed in the middle of the park
The 28-year-old had a fine game. He impressed against a Liverpool side which seemed to find it difficult to cope with his midfield running in the middle of the park.
If Scotland boss Steve Clarke had been watching the game, he too would surely have been impressed with Armstrong. The midfielder has not always been first choice in the middle of the park for Scotland. However, should he be able to maintain the level of performance then that could change.
One group of people that were certainly impressed with Armstrong’s display were some Southampton fans on social media.
After the game a host of fans took to Twitter to praise the player for how he performed against the Champions of England. One fan rated his performance as a 10 out of 10.
Should be regular in side
Another fan praised his performance as the player being back to his best. You have to imagine that after such an impressive display, Armstrong will remain in the Southampton first-team for weeks to come.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Armstrong’s display:
Armstrong…Diallo…..KWP absolutely outstanding 🎉🎉🎉#Saintsfc
— Jason Lawson (@jase1962) January 4, 2021
Armstrong with a great effort today!
— Rick Ferguson (@RFergus3) January 4, 2021
Diallo, Armstrong and Stephens were all unbelievably good. Everyone was class but those 3 stood out for me. #saintsfc
— Greg J (@HonestSaint1) January 4, 2021
— Kneale Jefferis (@KnealeJ) January 4, 2021
So tough to pick one for MOTM but Bertrand, Diallo, Stephens, JWP, Armstrong were excellent. Bednarek, KWP & Ingsy were good.
— Tanmay (@foreversaint__) January 4, 2021
Diallo Superb tonight, Stephens and bednerak solid and Armstrong was everywhere! Some performance that! Ralphs reaction at the end summed it all up! LOVE IT! #saintsfc
— Michael Topp (@MikeyTopp) January 4, 2021
Ratings for Southampton … COYR!
https://t.co/9248y2icCT via @BBCSport
— The Labfather (@le_malc) January 4, 2021