Charlie Austin joined West Bromwich Albion from Southampton this summer.
West Bromwich Albion forward Charlie Austin has responded to a Southampton fan on Twitter after being criticised for wearing a Liverpool shirt.
Back on June 1, Austin donned on a Liverpool shirt and posted the photo on Twitter.
The 30-year-old forward was showing his support for the Reds ahead of their Champions League final against Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The former Queens Park Rangers star further stated on Twitter that he is a Liverpool fan and made it clear that he was committed to Southampton.
Come on you red men pic.twitter.com/NBr40B7Rpb— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) June 1, 2019
I support Liverpool I’m sure that’s ok but my job is for @SouthamptonFC— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) June 1, 2019
Austin subsequently left Southampton for West Brom in the Championship in the summer transfer window a fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £4 million.
In a recent interview with former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore, the forward reflected on his decision to publicly back the Reds.
One Southampton fan has hit back at the 30-year-old, and he seems amused, as shown in the following post on Twitter.
The issue wasn’t he supports Liverpool, most players support other teams but they don’t pose in the shirt for public viewing. It’s like a Tesco worker taking a selfie on aisle 12 in asda whilst doing there weekly shop!— gregiola (@gregvul) October 10, 2019
Enjoyed this response https://t.co/Ub4xpA9l8Q— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) October 11, 2019
Austin has made six starts and one substitute appearance in the Championship for West Brom so far this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.