A number of Liverpool supporters have been voicing their approval over the news that the Reds have hired a mental health consultant to help players.
Footballers may live a hugely privileged life but they are still human beings who feel the stresses and strains of everyday living.
There is enormous scrutiny on everything they do, both on and off the pitch, with their every move analysed and any step out of line potentially leading to vitriolic criticism.
Social media can be particularly bad in terms of online abuse of players, with individuals receiving horrible criticism after a poor performance or a bad result.
According to The Daily Mail [via Anfield Watch on Twitter], Liverpool have brought in a specialist to help tackle mental health struggles from social media abuse, in what has been hailed an “important” move by the club.
Liverpool fans love off-field news
These Reds fans have reacted to the news in positive fashion on Twitter.
“Wonderful news! Mental health is extremely important and it’s a brilliant move by LFC!“
“Good move! Mental health is very important“
“Leading the way. Always“
“Sad world we live in that this is needed“
“They just need to stay off the social media. But maybe, that’s not a wrong choice to hire one.“
In other news, some Liverpool fans love an injury update regarding one player. Find out who it is here.
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