In a game that produced rare moments of notable quality, Andy Robertson’s stunning first-half header was certainly a moment to fixate over.
Liverpool’s irreplaceable left-back has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp’s most trusted and consistent lieutenants in recent years having recently added the Premier League to his already impressive list of triumphs.
His goal against Burnley was finished like an assured striker after Fabinho lofted in a succulent ball towards the back post before Robertson shaped up the header and executed with supreme confidence.
It was the 26-year-old’s second league goal of the season and his first since November 2019 after the Scotland captain fired home another thumping header against Aston Villa during a vital 2-1 win at Villa Park eight months ago.
Former Liverpool star and BT pundit Peter Crouch was observing the Premier League champions’ 1-1 stalemate and he was left in awe of Robertson’s contribution.
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Speaking on BT Sport, the former England international said: “In all honesty, I can’t explain it. What are full-backs doing heading the ball like that? What a header. One of the best headers I’ve seen, unbelievable”
Former Manchester United defender and Premier League-winning captain Rio Ferdinand was also amongst those at hand to break down the result at Anfield and he picked out Virgil van Dijk’s reaction to Robertson’s goal as his highlight.
He said: “Watch Van Dijk, hands on his head, he couldn’t even believe he had scored the goal.”
Big Virgil’s reaction says it all!! Enjoyed the goal but disappointed not to get the 3 points! pic.twitter.com/UM3Q7bvNjL
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) July 11, 2020
Having benefitted from a rest in midweek against Brighton, Robertson was back at hand to help contribute for his team after being restored in his familiar left-back position.
His manager Klopp was more than satisfied with his players’ performance and was also encouraged to see that the Reds are not lacking option in regards to the full-back positions.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, he said: “Robbo came on in the last game already and made a massive difference, [so] there were 45 minutes pretty much which we saved him.
“That was really good and today was really good as well. Neco is now here and we can make these kinds of decisions and it’s good.”
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