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Report: 28-year-old Liverpool player has been spending hours practising set-pieces in training, he's made huge improvements

Andy Robertson has been spending extra time working on his set-piece deliveries at the AXA Training Centre.

According to The Athletic, the Liverpool left-back has ‘put in a lot of hours’ to improve his crossing from dead-ball situations.

The Scotsman is now attempting to deliver corners with more ‘patience, power and accuracy’ this season.

Robertson’s extra practice has been combined with work alongside specialist neuroscientists, who have helped Liverpool work on set-pieces as a team.

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Robertson getting even better

In numbers reported by The Athletic, it’s clear to see that Robertson has improved drastically in this area.

He is now the eighth most prolific corner taker in The Premier League, and has contributed five assists direct from a set-piece this season.

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From taking just five corners in 2018/19, Robertson has now taken 194 over the last two campaigns. After collating an xG of 2.4 over his 119 corners last season, this has now jumped to 2.7 in the 75 he has taken this time around.

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This shows a pretty marked improvement, which is great news for Liverpool.

Another string to Liverpool’s bow

Robertson’s inability to kick a still ball in the same way he can kick a moving one was always a bemusing feature of his game.

The 28-year-old is otherwise a superb crosser – and passer – of the ball. His deadly centres have led to countless memorable goals for The Reds. But when it came to corners, he just couldn’t seem to find the formula.

Thankfully, that has now changed. Liverpool can now boast an equal threat whether it’s the right foot of Trent Alexander-Arnold, or the left of his partner in crime, Robertson.

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Having players with the heading ability of Virgil Van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip, Liverpool should have a chance of scoring from every set-piece.

Now that Robertson is fully up to speed, they most certainly do.

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