Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has taken to Twitter following the performance of fellow left-back and Bayern Munich teenager Alphonso Davies against Barcelona last night.
Davies was among several outstanding performers during the German champions’ 8-2 rout against Barcelona in Lisbon during the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Canadian international produced the moment of the match after running rings around several Barcelona defenders before demonstrating some Ronaldinho-esque skill to bamboozle Nelson Semedo and then assisting the fifth goal of the night for Bayern after spotting the run of Joshua Kimmich.
According to WhoScored, the defender completed more dribbles (5) than any other player on the pitch – including Lionel Messi – took 66 touches and averaged a pass success rate of 87 per cent.
The victory for Bayern ensured Hansi Flick and his quite-brilliant team booked their passage into the last four of the competition where they will face either Manchester City or Lyon next Wednesday.
Davies’ performance caught the eye of Liverpool’s Robertson who took to Twitter to showcase his astonishment at such outrageous skill from the Candian international.
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) August 14, 2020
Robertson knows all too well what its like to be part of a demolition job against Barcelona following Liverpool’s 4-0 victory last season against the Catalonia giants in what was arguably Anfield’s greatest ever performance.
The Scotland international is considered arguably the finest player in his position across the continent and following Davies’ emergence onto the scene over the past year, Robertson is set to have some serious competition in the left-back department for years to come.
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