Andy Robertson’s consistency stands him out as one of the Premier League’s best ever left-backs, in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s view.
The Liverpool No.26 was Player of the Match as a hard-fought Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday ended with the home side 2-0 winners.
With the score goalless past the hour mark, Robertson arrived in the box to head home Mohamed Salah’s cross and break the deadlock with his first goal in front of the Kop for the club.
He snuffed out a dangerous chance for Alex Iwobi in the other penalty area soon after, ensuring the Reds could go on and seal victory courtesy of Divock Origi five minutes from full-time.
Speaking about his fellow full-back in the matchday programme for the 240th edition of the derby, Alexander-Arnold detailed what he admires most about Robertson.
“We’ve both been praised a lot over the last few years for the way we play the game and what we’ve brought to the game, and I think he’s been deserving of every single bit of applause he’s had,” he said.
“For me, the biggest thing about Robbo is his consistency. That’s the hardest thing in football. You can have a good game and a lot of players will have a good game or 10 good games or a good season but it’s very hard to continue that over many seasons and to continuously guarantee you’re going to be a solid player for every single game.
“Off the top of my head I can’t really remember ever coming off the pitch and thinking, ‘Robbo’s had a bad game there.’
“He offers so much for us. There’s the consistency across the board and then also the fact that so far he’s not had many injuries where he’s missed many games, which is also a quality in itself – to always be fit for every game and be ready to be picked.
“For the last few years he has been outstanding. For me, he will go down as one of the best left-backs that this league’s ever seen.”