Andy Robertson set a new Liverpool record for assists on Sunday. The Scot’s cross for Roberto Firmino’s opener was his ninth in the Premier League – the most by a Reds defender.
There is little doubt that Robertson is the best Liverpool left-back in a very long time. It’s been a problem position for years, in fact, with no one managing to offer consistency there.
John Arne Riise came closest, of course. The Norwegian certainly left his mark on Liverpool but he was never truly at the elite level. His most memorable performances arguably came at left-midfield, for one thing.
Then there was Fabio Aurelio. Aurelio was arguably the most talented since the 80s but injuries crippled his Anfield career.
Emiliano Insue and Jon Flanagan threatened to break through but were derailed for various reasons. Then there was Paul Konchesky and, of course, Alberto Moreno. Yeah…
Robertson has set a new standard, however. He’s consistent, can do a bit of everything, and is now a record-breaking left-back.
The first Reds defender to provide 9⃣+ assists in a @premierleague season 🙌🔴
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 31, 2019
No defender can match Robertson’s figure in the Premier League right now. The next highest is six, held by none other than Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Robertson is up there rivalling some of the most creative players in England, with Eden Hazard, Christian Eriksen, and Paul Pogba in his sights.
And while Robertson and his assists record show he’s the best in Liverpool, there’s now little doubt that he’s the best in the Premier League.
No Reds fan would swap him and, all things considered, there may not be anyone in the world you’d pick over the Scotland captain.