It is hard to criticise the Liverpool defence at the minute. They are top of the league and have been resolute at the back so far this season. Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk have asserted themselves as the best central defensive duo in the Premier League. Trent Alexander-Arnold has been as impressive as ever on the front foot, even banging in a top bin effort against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Andy Robertson has been at his brilliant best, marauding down the left hand side in his typical fashion and making vital blocks at the back as he always does. However, Andy Robbo really needs to add something to his game: goals.
The Scotsman is one of Liverpool’s best ever bargain signings. Robbo arrived on Merseyside in 2017 in a deal that saw Kevin Stewart go the other way, the fee was reported to be an initial £8m, to put that into context, Luke Shaw cost Man United £27m. Since joining the Reds he has been made captain of his country and has become a fan favourite on the Kop.
Although the flying Scotsman has bagged a bunch of assists for Jürgen Klopp, he has only netted one goal in his time at Anfield. For other full backs, only scoring once every couple of seasons is common procedure. However, Andy Robbo is not like any other full back. Robbo and Trent find themselves in much more dangerous and advanced positions than other full backs, the Scottish captain probably even more so.
It is time that Robertson starts having a go himself when he finds himself deep in the opposition area, too often we see Andy trying an impossible square ball instead of just leathering it at the keeper himself. If our left back starts playing the odds, at least one or two of these blocked crosses could become goals this year.