Gary Neville admits Liverpool FC star has proved him completely wrong
Gary Neville singles out Andy Robertson for special praise after his impressive debut campaign at Liverpool FC
Gary Neville has admitted that Andy Robertson has been performing much better than he could ever have imagined for Liverpool FC this season.
The Scotland international has been settling in brilliantly to life at Anfield after having signed for the Merseyside outfit from Hull City in the summer transfer window last year.
Robertson initially struggled to break into the first team at Liverpool FC but he has been a regular fixture in the side in recent weeks and has been earning rave reviews for his displays.
Indeed, Robertson has impressed during his 20 Premier League starts this season and has also been performing well in Europe, notching up four appearances in the Champions League for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Former Manchester United defender Neville admitted that he was skeptical about the Scotland international when he first arrived at Anfield, but now admits that he has been far better than what he predicted.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Neville said: “Robertson, earlier in the season, I made a comment that I didn’t think he was good enough.
“I wasn’t talking about how he was going forward but more his defensive work. I’d done a lot of work on him when England played Scotland.
“I did a lot of the opposition analysis and we saw him as a weakness going back. I thought he would be found out defensively, with a goalkeeper and a defence I wasn’t convinced by him and I thought that he would falter.
“However, he’s done a lot better than I ever imagined. I have to hold my hands up and then you bring him into consideration with [Marcos] Alonso [in my team of the season].”
Robertson will be hoping to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with their crunch semi-final clash against AS Roma in Italy.
The Reds sealed a thrilling 5-2 win over the Italian side in the first leg last week.