Stephen Warnock told Liverpool’s official website that he believes that Andy Robertson is ‘arguably’ the best left back in the world.
The Scotsman won the Champions League with the Reds last season and was a crucial part of their back line.
Since joining the club for a reported £10m fee, the left-back has transformed into a star with the help of Jurgen Klopp.
Warnock told Liverpoolfc.com: “Both Andy and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] on the other side had incredible seasons. When he is going forward, the quality of delivery he possesses is brilliant.
“You see a lot of full-backs or wingers who get in a good position and they panic and try and overhit the ball. The biggest thing for me with Robbo is – and I know everyone talks about his assists and quality going forward – defensively he is superb.
“Your modern day full-back can often attack, but can he defend? Robbo can do both comfortably and for me, and I’ve said it before, he is arguably the best left-back in the world at the moment.”
In terms of balance, there are very few full-backs in the world as balanced as Robertson at the top end of the game, with the former Hull City left-back super reliable at the back and clinical in attack with his delivery.
The Scotland skipper assisted 13 goals for the Reds last term and, along with Trent Alexander-Arnold, ensured that the lack of a natural No.10 didn’t hinder Liverpool in their bid for domestic and continental success.
If Klopp’s men are to be successful in stopping Manchester City recording a third straight Premier League title win then they will need Robertson to replicate last season’s form.