Since summer addition Andrew Robertson joined Liverpool, he has been decent in the role.
The player cost Jurgen Klopp £10 million as he moved from Hull City. He would be switching the role with Alberto Moreno, who remained at Anfield despite speculations that he was set to exit.
Against Crystal Palace, Robertson was one of the most dangerous players in attack especially in the first half. Though the team struggled to scrape past Palace, the left back showed decent quality. He proved that he could play long term in the role James Milner featured in last term.
Liverpool have had a perennial left back problem that many have tried to fill. Many like Paul Konchesky, Andrea Dossena, Emiliano Insua and Fabio Aurelio. The Scot can own the role with performances like that when he gets any chance.
The player still has a lot to learn but he showed he has the basic requirements. He would he sharing the slot with Moreno depending on Klopp’s plans, the game and their fitness levels – the heavy Arsenal victory is the most recentexample as Moreno played. With the quality in attack, Liverpool stand a decent chance at success this term but their defensive record is still woeful.
Robertson has that balance between purposeful attack and back tracking to defend. With the Reds set to play Manchester City, Klopp would likely go the cautious route despite the team’s attacking wealth. City have Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling that are all very dangerous in attack.
Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip would sure have a field day containing the fire power in City’s ranks. Pep Guardiola’s team has struggled to get the goals, barely scraping in the three games so far, but they are not to be joked with.