Gary Neville reacts to Andy Robertson’s display in Liverpool FC’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville lavishes praise on Liverpool FC defender Andy Robertson for his tenth assist of the season on Friday night

Gary Neville
Gary Neville (Photo: Sky Sports)

Gary Neville singled out Andy Robertson for praise after his assist for Sadio Mane’s second goal in Liverpool FC’s 5-0 victory over Huddersfield Town on Friday night.

The Reds were looking to hoist themselves above defending Premier League champions Manchester City after the Citizens were 2-0 winners against Manchester United in the derby mid-week.

Naby Keita broke the deadlock inside 15 seconds of the Premier League clash to settle any potential nerves at Anfield after the Guinea international initially won the ball before he finished the move.

Robertson set up Mane for the home side’s second goal when the Scotland international delivered a brilliant cross for the Senegal forward, who made know mistake with his head.

The Scotsman’s assist was in tenth of the season to move him ahead of his team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold as the most creative defender in the English top flight this term.

Mohamed Salah scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season to seal three points before half-time to heap pressure back on Manchester City ahead of their trip to Turf Moor.

Mane netted his second of the night to rack up the club’s 300th Premier League goal under Klopp before Robertson made his 11th assist for Salah’s second-half goal.

Former Manchester United defender Neville delivered his verdict on Robertson’s tenth assist of the Premier League campaign.

“We’ve seen it so many times,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“When Liverpool’s full-backs get into the final third, they don’t have to necessarily beat the man. They just set it up. It’s a classic, great cross from a deeper position. The strikers aren’t classic 6ft 4ins but they make good runs and will be picked out.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first Premier League title this season.

The Reds will take on FC Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.

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