Liverpool have made some spectacular value signings since Michael Edwards took over transfer policy. The sporting director has been identifying diamonds in the rough, keeping The Reds’ net spend at a crazily low figure in comparison to their rivals. One of Edwards’ greatest triumphs plays at left back – Rio Ferdinand has given his verdict on the Andy Robertson v Patrice Evra debate.
Liverpool signed Andy Robbo from Hull City in 2017, paying The Tigers £8m for the full back.
Since his arrival on Merseyside we have seen the left back come on leaps and bounds, he has established himself as one of the best, if not the best left sided defender in the world.
His regular raids down the left wing and defiance of tricky wingers has inevitably drawn comparisons with former greats of his position.
Asked during an Instagram Q&A, Rio Ferdinand gave his verdict on the Robertson v Evra debate:
“I’ve got to go with Evra, Evra is a better player.
“He’s quicker, stronger. In between the boxes Evra is better as well, can play and move, gets in behind people.
“He didn’t have as many assists as someone like Robertson, but he scored more.
“He was a better 1v1 defender, but Robertson is top drawer, don’t get me wrong.”
What RTK has to say
We’ll give you this one Rio, for now.
There’s no denying that Patrice Evra is a great of the Premier League.
The Frenchman had an illustrious career with Manchester United and played there into his early 30s.
However, Robbo is just 26-years-old, he has plenty of time to eclipse the United full back and we fully expect him to do so – Robbo is getting better by the day, just imagine him in a few years.