Last Saturday saw a charity match played between Liverpool Legends and Rangers Legends, familiar faces filled the lineups and Reds icon Steven Gerrard played for both sides. The Glasgow side was managed by former Scotland and Rangers boss Alex McLeish. The Scottish manager spoke to the Liverpool ECHO after the game, praising Andy Robertson.
Alex McLeish managed Robbo at international level before he was sacked as Scotland boss in April 2019 following a 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan. McLeish is clearly a huge fan of Robertson’s, during his second spell in charge of Scotland he handed Liverpool’s full back the captain’s armband.
During the last international break, Andy Robbo came under fire from fans and pundits alike due to a couple of poor performances for his country. The Scots were brushed aside 4-0 by Belgium before succumbing to a 2-1 defeat to Russia.
McLeish has given his full support to the defender, telling the Liverpool ECHO, “he’s definitely an inspiration for young players that want to be Scottish footballers”. Jürgen Klopp’s tireless wing back is often praised for his determination and his never say die attitude that took him from Queens Park in Scotland to lifting the Champions League in Madrid with Liverpool.
It is the fact that Robbo never stopped pursuing on his footballing dream that makes him such a good role model according to McLeish, he continued: “Andy Robertson is the epitome of never, ever giving up”.
Liverpool’s left back deserves all of the plaudits he receives. Andy Robertson has established himself as one of the world’s greatest full backs and it is down to sheer determination. With the Reds competing on all fronts this season, we need players like Robbo that can run up and down a pitch for 90 minutes twice a week without complaining or tiring. He is the ultimate professional and we are lucky to have him, if he keeps up his domestic form then McLeish won’t be the only one praising Andy Robertson.