Twitter reacts to Lallana winning England Player of the Year

2016 was a forgettable year for England’s international team, as the Three Lions experienced an early exit at Euro 2016 at the hands of minnows Iceland and worked their way through three managers, one of whom lasted just one match.

With the national side having literally nothing to be proud of from the last calendar year, naming the ‘best player’ in the last 12 months seems pretty redundant- but it happened anyway.

Winning the award with 39% of the fans votes was Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, who has enjoyed a good season so far for club and country. Scoring his first international goal against Slovakia, Sam Allardyce’s only game in charge, Lallana then scored against Spain and Scotland in international friendlies at Wembley.

Now, we’re not bemoaning the 28-year-old’s impressive year but awarding a Player of the Year to England’s national side in 2016 is rather embarrassing. As you can expect, Twitter was quick to comment and the only positives that could be found came from Liverpool fans.