Sir Kenny Dalglish has congratulated Andy Robertson on his first ever goal at the Kop end for Liverpool yesterday.
Robertson buried a header in the second-half to finally give Liverpool the lead against a resolute Everton side. Taking to Twitter after the game, Dalglish was clearly delighted for his countryman.
“Yes wee man!!!!!” wrote The King in response to Robertson’s celebratory Tweet of his own.
The Reds’ icon was no stranger to finding the net against Liverpool’s city rivals. To see his country’s current captain do the same for the first time was obviously a great moment for Kenny.
A rare goal for Liverpool’s flying full-back
Given the ferocity at which he attacks, it’s surprising that Robertson hasn’t found the net more frequently for Liverpool. His goal yesterday afternoon was just his seventh in nearly five years at the club.
Although Liverpool aren’t exactly struggling for goals, it would be great to see Robbo pop up with one on a more regular basis.
This was just his second of a season in which Liverpool have bagged 133 goals so far. To be fair to him, his partner in crime Trent Alexander-Arnold also has the same amount.
The pair have assisted 32 of those goals between them, too, so perhaps we should let them off.
Robbo heading for more goals?
Interestingly, both of Robertson’s goals this season have been headers. That now means that four of his seven goals, or 57%, have been with his head.
That just goes to show that the ‘wee man’ can be a real threat when ghosting in to get on the end of crosses. As Robertson said after the game, Jurgen Klopp encouraged Liverpool to add more bodies into the box in the second-half against Everton.
“The manager and Pep (Lijnders) at half-time, both said that we needed more bodies in the box, so I thought why not me?” he told LFCTV GO.
This paid off to devasting effect for Liverpool yesterday, as it did against Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season.
The lesson here is that if Klopp’s side are struggling to break down a team, allow the full-backs to be the extra man causing havoc in the box.
As Robbo showed again yesterday, he knows how to find the back of the net when presented with the opportunity.