Sunday, January 14, 2018

Liverpool fans go crazy for Andy Robertson after left-back’s performance against Man City

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Liverpool fans go crazy for Andy Robertson after left-back’s performance against Man City

Forget Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson is the true hero at Liverpool this season. 

The Scotland international – signed for a measly £8 million from Hull in the summer – has been blindingly good lately, well and truly nailing down the Reds troublesome left-back position.

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And in Liverpool’s stunning 4-3 victory over Manchester City this evening, Robertson had the game of his life up against Anfield villain Raheem Sterling.

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In the clash with the Premier League leaders, Jurgen Klopp’s side pulled off a relentless pressing display that clearly rattled City’s defence and nullified their attack.

At kick-off, all eyes were firmly on Sterling – a Liverpool favourite before his move to the Etihad in 2015 – who’s scored 14 times in the league so far this season.

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But it all went a bit wrong for the winger, who was jeered throughout by the Anfield crowd, while Robertson marked him out of the game.

As you’d expect, a large portion of Twitter was very impressed. 

Andrew Robertson just sprinted from left-back & pressed City’s goalkeeper & left-back.

Build that man a statue.

— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) January 14, 2018

Fantastic performance by Robertson. Kept his head throughout in a hugely pressurised game. He won more tackles (7) and made more interceptions (7) than any other player on the pitch today.

— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 14, 2018

Andy Robertson is so good. Riise has finally been replaced.

— Matt (@FalseFirmino) January 14, 2018

The Kop are bellowing Andy Robertson's name and with good reason. His performance has been exceptional, caused Raheem Sterling to shortcircuit. He may have just made the left-back position his own.

— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) January 14, 2018

Robertson is an absolute steal at £8m. Up against Sterling and Walker today but didn’t flinch once. Brilliant in the tackle while getting forward on the overlap, too. Stunning performance.

— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) January 14, 2018

Robertson has been brilliant today!!! Energy!!! Love it!! @andrewrobertso5 what a performance

— John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) January 14, 2018

People laughed when I said Robertson's one of the best LBs in the division. Kept Sterling and Walker in his pocket. Maintain he can become one of the best in the world.

— RG (@registability) January 14, 2018

Robertson was phenomenal in the Derby. Even better here. Sterling in his back pocket since minute one. One of the best left back performances from any Liverpool player in years.

— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) January 14, 2018

One moment, late in the second-half when everyone was exhausted (including viewers in the stadium and at home), Robertson kept up his tremendous pressing play and absolutely terrified City’s back-line.

Starting off on the right flank with Bernardo Silva, Robertson chased down the Portuguese winger – who had no choice but to pass backwards to Kyle Walker.

Walker received the ball, but Robertson kept going.

And he only continues his pursuit when the right-back picks out John Stones in the middle.

Stones quickly swivels and picks out his goalkeeper, but the Liverpool defender doesn’t stop running.

This tiki-taka stuff is risky business; Robertson closes down Ederson who quickly passes to Nicolas Otamendi.

It gets tricky here for the big centre-back, who has no where else to play the ball as Roberto Firmino closes in.

Otamendi inevitably panics and loses the ball, much to the delight of the crowd.

Brilliant work all round. 

More of the same, please?

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