Supermac is hoping Reds boss Brendan Rodgers gets behind the Geordie.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: â€œI worry for Andy. Heâ€™s taken an awful lot of verbal knocks for some time â€“ and I will hold my hands up at being part of it.
â€œSo when he does something well he needs to be rewarded.
â€œInstead, heâ€™s dropped. And Iâ€™m not sure how Roy Hodgson handles that now. I know how I would have felt if I had been axed after scoring such a vital goal.
â€œIt wasnâ€™t a tap-in but a towering header that I would have been proud to have scored. I would have been bloody angry to be left out of the next game."