BBC Sport pundit hails ‘outstanding’ Liverpool FC star

Garth Crooks singles out Andy Robertson for special praise following his outstanding display in Liverpool FC's 3-1 win over Newcastle

Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson (Photo: LFC TV / Screen grab)

Garth Crooks has singled out Andy Robertson for special praise for another “outstanding” display in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Scotland international has been a key player for the Reds since joining the Merseyside outfit from Hull City and he was once again in fine form at Anfield at the weekend.

Sadio Mane scored twice in the first half before Mohamed Salah made it three for the Reds in the 72nd minute to ensure that Jurgen Klopp’s men continued their 100 per cent start to the new campaign.

BBC Sport pundit Crooks was thrilled by Robertson’s display at Anfield but he does feel that the left-back could have more shots on goal.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “It must have been excruciating for Steve Bruce to watch the player he brought to English football tear his resurgent Newcastle apart.

“The Scottish international was outstanding yet again for Liverpool.

“Robertson was so effective down Liverpool’s left-hand side and almost entirely responsible for Sadio Mane’s brilliant opening goal.

“My only criticism of Robertson is someone who strikes the ball as cleanly as he does should be having more shots on goal. He has the firepower, now apply the confidence.”

Robertson has made 17 assists in the Premier League since the start of the 2017-18 season, the most of any other defender during that time.

Meanwhile, Liverpool FC are currently preparing for their Champions League opener against Napoli on Tuesday night away from home.

The Reds will then return to Premier League action next weekend with a trip to Chelsea FC as they look to try and maintain their 100 per cent start to the new campaign.

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