Liverpool start to the season has been near perfect with the reds dropping a solitary point this season away to Manchester United. Jurgen Klopp’s side have turned to a juggernaut capable of wearing down stubborn opposition.
They can also break with devastating pace against quality teams which makes them a deadly combination of power and precision. One area where the club has seen remarkable improvement is in the fullback positions.
Liverpool have always been blessed with attack-minded left-backs with the likes of Andrea Dossena, Risse and Aurelio coming to mind. However, none of the trios come close to the balance that Andrew Roberston brings to the club.
The Scotland defender is underatted and does not receive as much praise as he should for his consistency down the flanks. He is defensively solid and rarely makes mistakes at the back in addition, he is capable of man-marking opposing forwards.
His attacks are also well calculated with the Scotland captain able to break with pace from deep positions and deliver excellent crosses. He can also beat the opposing defender on the break and pull up good crosses from deep.
This is remarkable given that he came to the club on a cheap from Hull City some seasons ago. Although injuries limited his initial impact, Robertson has developed into a quality defender that has the ability to develop into a world-class performer.
The 26-year-old is also dependable and rarely gets injured which is a skill that plagues several footballers. He also scores his own share of goals from long range and can deliver nice set-pieces. Trent-Arnold gets most of the plaudits but Robertson deserves recognition.
Liverpool will be hoping that the defender continues this good run of form as they look to fend off the challenge of Manchester City for the League title.