Wayne Rooney scored in consecutive Premier League games for first time since November 2014

By Amir Mir

Wayne Rooney played the full 90 minutes in midfield as England beat Malta 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday – and Liverpool fans on Twitter lambasted him for hopeless performance.

First-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli helped Gareth Southgate secure his first win as interim boss following the sacking of Sam Allardyce after just one game.

But Rooney, who was deployed in a central midfield role alongside Reds captain Jordan Henderson, was blasted by the Merseyside club supporters for yet another poor showing.

Liverpool fans on Twitter stated that the Manchester United player was carried by Henderson during the game and called for Rooney to be dropped.

Additionally others called for Adam Lallana to replace the countries all-time leading goalscorer for the clash against Slovenia on Tuesday.

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Anfield supporters questioned Rooney’s ability on the ball from his passing to shooting, as they claimed the 30-year-old is now finished.

Here is a selection of messages on Twitter from Liverpool supporters reacting to Rooney’s display for England:

https://twitter.com/IndigoLFC/status/784813161237151744

https://twitter.com/PhoenixxLFC/status/784791577029935104

https://twitter.com/kenduanevwjr/status/784796892156747777

https://twitter.com/jpolgardi/status/784795718305349634

Liverpool are due to meet bitter rivals Manchester United after the international break, with Rooney’s place under jeopardy, having been dropped for his sides last two league fixtures by manager Jose Mourniho.

In other Liverpool news, this BBC pundit explains why he prefers Jurgen Klopp over Pochettino and Guardiola.