Andy Robertson has undoubtedly been one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers so far this season.
In his last two appearances against Everton and Ajax, the Scotland captain has been nothing shy of irresistible.
Whereas his full-back partner Trent Alexander-Arnold still seems to be getting back up to speed, Robertson has kicked on immeasurably and has been one of Liverpool’s most dangerous assets from both a defensive and attacking sense.
Alongside Sadio Mane on that left-flank, Robertson and the Senegalese ace have wreaked havoc all season and it was no surprise to see that the winning-goal against Ajax came down their side of the pitch.
It was refreshing to see Robertson constantly utilising himself as an option on the counter-attack which in effect created vast amounts of space for himself and Mane to run in-between.
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Robertson has all the physical attributes of a top defender. He is quick, and he is strong. More importantly, he is one of Liverpool’s most durable players.
Remarkably, over the previous two seasons, Robertson has missed just five of Liverpool’s previous 97 matches across both the Premier League and Champions League.
His latest excursions against Ajax saw Liverpool return to winning ways to cap off a crazy few weeks for the club which has seen the depth of Jurgen Klopp’s squad tested immeasurably.
However, after a dark few days for the club, this was the light Liverpool needed. A slender win which was achieved due to a gritty, resilient defensive display and sprinkled with a little good fortune. This was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Without Virgil van Dijk, watching from home with his knee in a brace, Europe smelt blood and wanted to see if there was a chink in the Liverpool armoury. Klopp said they would deal with it, that they would silence the doubters up the only way they know how to – with results.
Robertson epitomised Liverpool’s relentless drive and determination to bounce back in the face of adversity. His performance against Ajax was a statement game and set the standard for the rest of his teammates.
Against Ajax, Robertson defensively made two tackles, one interception and one clearance to help register only Liverpool’s second clean sheet of the season.
From an attacking viewpoint, Robertson was outstanding. He made 77 passes and also contributed five key passes – both of which were more than any other player at the Johan Cruyff Arena according to WhoScored.
There will be more big challenges to come, but Liverpool could not have asked for more from Robertson, considering the circumstances and we can only hope the Scottish sensation can maintain such devastating levels of consistency as we approach another critical point of the season.
Liverpool fans were left raving about his performance. Here is a look at some of the reaction on Twitter…
Our 3 best players this season imo: Mane, Robertson, Fabinho #lfc
— The Anfield Kop (@LFCfootball2) October 22, 2020
Fabinho 100%. Robertson also had a great game.
— J G (@Goodwin1984J) October 22, 2020
Andy Robertson is a monster #LFC
— JC (@clarko66) October 22, 2020
Robertson has started the season better than TAA. Last night was probably his best performance this season. Don’t know whether Klopp has restricted TAA from advancing forward for more defensive protection. He was injured too with no pre season so maybe needs time. #LFC
— ABHI (@SociallySober) October 22, 2020
— Oddjobbobajobbob (@Oddjobbobajobb1) October 21, 2020
Robertson's heatmap is something else pic.twitter.com/y7T5Ld6tAp
— Klopp (@BundesligaLFC) October 21, 2020
Robertson and Gomez brilliant but Fabinho exceptional tonight, who needs Van Dijk 😉 Difficult game at times and crazy own goal, but great 3 points to kick off CL campaign #LFC
— Ben Lockett (@benlockett15) October 21, 2020
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