Liverpool have had a tumultuous start to the Premier League season. The Reds have put in some of their best performances of recent times, as well as one of their worst. They’ve brushed aside title contenders and lost one of their most important players. It’s been a rollercoaster. One man has been at the centre of it, Andy Robertson is having the season of his life.
Andy Robbo at Liverpool
Liverpool signed Andy Robertson from Hull City in 2017, paying £8m for the Scotland international.
It was a surprising signing at the time. People wondered why, when we clearly needed to replace Alberto Moreno, we delved into the Championship.
We were proved wrong a few months later, when Robbo broke into the side he never looked back. He has since lifted the Champions League and the Premier League with the Reds, establishing himself as one of the best left backs in the world.
Andy Robertson in form of his life
In recent seasons there has been something of a competition between Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold; who can get the most assists?
Trent has won for the past two seasons in a row, racking up 13 last term and 12 the campaign before whilst Robbo lost by one assist each time.
At the minute Andy Robertson has two assists to Trent’s one. Though these numbers don’t give the whole picture.
The Scotland captain could’ve had a bag full of assists had finishing been more clinical – at the weekend he set one up for Sadio Mane which was converted two minutes into the game, in a nearly identical position later on in the game, Mane failed to tuck his chance away.
What matters though, is that Robbo is at his determined best. He has been up and down the wing like a pendulum, showcasing all of the traits which have put him at the top of the game.
He has been stealing the limelight off Trent this year but that is a good thing, increased competition between the pair will bring the best out of them.
Long may Robbo’s strong form continue, maybe he’ll just pip Trent this time out.