Andy Robertson has had to wait a little while to make his full Liverpool debut but taking to the field against Palace, he certainly made the most of it.
I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that we all expected to see our new left-back Andy Robertson a lot earlier.
The Scottish full-back reportedly took a little while to get used to Jürgen Klopp’s training methods and high-octane style of play but if his performance against Palace is anything to go by, then he’ll be the next Roberto Carlos when he does completely adapt.
Okay, that was maybe a slight exaggeration but hey, you’ve got to give it to him, the lad played really well.
Many fans on Twitter were calling for the left-back to be given the man of the match award and he joined the other hot contender Sadio Mané – who scored the winner on the day – during the post-match interview to talk everyone through his first Liverpool fixture at Anfield.
“It was great. When I got told I was getting the nod and then you start thinking about playing at Anfield and in front of the fans – you can’t quite imagine it until you’re out there but it was different class,” the former Hull man said.
“At times they were frustrated but so were we and it was important we stuck together, which we did. This man (Mané) popped up with a goal when we needed him most and then I thought we were quite comfortable after that with the clean sheet and keeping the ball.
“That’s what we can do and luckily we managed to see it out and get the three points and a clean sheet.”
Liverpool’s solidity at the back was a welcome sight after the side shipped three goals at Watford last weekend and Robertson believes the team can only improve.
“It’s brilliant when you get the ball and you look up and you’ve got Sadio, Roberto, Studge in the first half and Mo came on with big Dom – it’s great to have the options,” Robertson said.
“You know they’re going to make good runs and you know when they get a chance they should put it away and Sadio’s in great form just now, everything he hits seems to go in, so hopefully that continues and everyone else can start pitching in with goals.
“We’re not fully up to speed yet, but we’re getting there and when we are we’ll be a threat.”