The left-back of a relegated team. The man who tweeted “life at this age is rubbish with no money #needajob” in 2012. When Hull City got relegated, Liverpool took their chance and signed a Scottish left-back for £8 million. The transfer didn’t create much of a hype as the player was destined to be an understudy/squad player.
life at this age is rubbish with no money #needajob
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) August 18, 2012
The fact is, fate had other plans. Today he is among the first names in the team sheet. He is the part of one of the strongest defenses in the league. He is the captain of his national team. The Scotland captain. He is none other than Andrew Robertson.
The Beginning of the rise
Initially, Robertson was the understudy of Alberto Moreno. He made his debut against Crystal Palace in a 1-0 win. He stamped his quality with assisting the only goal of the game. That didn’t guarantee him the desired play time either. Robertson had to wait. It was after Alberto Moreno’s injury Robertson had a good run of games. After that, he didn’t look back. (Feeling sorry for Alberto Moreno).
What makes Robertson crucial for Liverpool?
Robertson is one of the best left-backs in the Premier League at the moment. So what makes him one of the best? Let’s have a look.
Andrew Robertson’s work rate is immense. An attribute loved by Jurgen Klopp. He is great defensively as well as going forward. Last season he provided his team with a total of 5 assists. His crossing ability is great as he is good at creating chances. Talking about his pressing, how can Liverpool fans forget his long press against Manchester City last season?
What does the future hold for Andrew Robertson?
Full-back is a position of utmost importance in the modern game. The ones who need to contribute both offensively and defensively.
Under Jurgen Klopp, Robertson is flourishing. He is a great player at the moment and just 24 he has the time to be one of the best. In Liverpool’s system, the role of Robertson is immense.
To be honest, its high time we include Andrew Robertson in the same bracket as Marcelo, Jordi Alba, Marcos Alonso, Lucas Hernandez, Thomas Meunier, and Joshua Kimmich.