Liverpool title challenge given boost as defender adds key skill to his game
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Liverpool title challenge boost as Andy Robertson adds goals to his game

At the end of September we pleaded with Andy Robertson to add goals to his game. The undroppable Scottish full back had scored just once in his first three seasons at Anfield. The former Hull City defender must have heard us as he went on to fire in twice in the last four weeks. The Liverpool title challenge has been given a massive boost as Andy Robertson has added goals to his game.

The Liverpool title challenge has been given a massive boost by Andy Robertson adding goals to his game. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Just days after we called for him to be finding the net more often, Robertson scored. Liverpool beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 at home, the Scotsman slotted home the Reds second of the game. Robbo capped off a fine flowing move by Jürgen Klopp’s men, turning in a low cross fired in by his full back partner Trent Alexander-Arnold.

At the weekend Liverpool were losing 1-0 against Aston Villa. The Birmingham side were ahead for most of the game after Trezeguet gave them the lead in the 21st minute. With time running out Sadio Mane clipped a ball into the back post for Andy Robertson to head home in the 87th minute.

Both of Robbo’s goals were completely different. One saw him charge to the near post to tap in a low cross after a slick passing move, another saw him arrive late at the back post to thunder in a header after a period of sustained pressure.

In his last six games, Robbo has scored more goals than in his first 88 Liverpool appearances (via the BBC).

Title winning sides need goals from everywhere. Last season Leicester City looked like they were going to be able to keep Manchester City out, effectively handing the Reds the league – however – Vincent Kompany thumped one in from nowhere. The Liverpool title challenge has been given a massive boost by Andy Robertson adding goals to his game. The more players that can pop up with a goal the better.

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