“… And Here’s to You Andy Robertson, Reds Will Love You More Than You Will Know”

“… And Here’s to You Andy Robertson, Reds Will Love You More Than You Will Know”
July 20, 2017 Daniel Rhodes
In Scouting, Subscribers Only

… Woah, woah, woah

Rob Bless you please, Andy Robertson

Fowler holds a place for those who play (well)

Hey, hey, hey

By Daniel Rhodes.

Many things will come to define the 2016/17 season: Mane’s electric pace, Wijnaldum’s home comforts, Can’s can-can in mid air at Watford, Mignolet’s saves but perhaps for me, frustratingly, it was The Milner Cut Back and Cross. He’d receive on his left foot, the defender would block the outside, Milner would cut back onto his stronger right foot, and curl a cross into a penalty area with one Liverpool forward up against sixteen opposition centre-backs. This isn’t a criticism of Milner. He’s a right-sided midfielder playing at left-back. Alongside Alberto Moreno seemingly on his way out of the club, it leaves us with zero natural left-backs in the first team squad.

Step forward, with your strong left foot, Andrew Robertson.

Maybe not the most exotic name to replace the functional Milner, especially when we’ve been linked with the likes of Castro, Danilo and Sessegnon, but Mr Robertson – if he becomes a long term success on the left of Liverpool’s defence – will be loved by Reds for years to come.

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