£83k-a-week Liverpool ace answered his critics with his 'best game in a while' last night - TBR View
Liverpool ace Andrew Robertson is a player whose credentials should never really be in doubt.
However, there were calls for the Reds left-back to be dropped following their draw with Brentford on Saturday.
Admittedly, Robertson didn’t have a great game, playing Sergi Canos onside for the opposition’s first goal.
He also struggled to make inroads in the first half and made errors in the second.
There were calls amongst some fans for Robertson to be dropped and for Kostas Tsimikas to take his place in the XI.
The Greece international has looked very impressive this season after a tough maiden campaign on Merseyside.
However, Jurgen Klopp kept faith in Robertson, and was rewarded with a superb display against Porto in the Champions League.
The £83,000-a-week ace’s pass to Curtis Jones led to Liverpool’s opening goal, the midfielder’s effort forcing a save which Salah then netted on the rebound.
Then, Robertson’s surging run into the box and an impressive cutback almost created a goal for Diogo Jota.
Overall, the 27-year-old was on point offensively and defensively, putting an end to calls for him to be dropped.
Liverpool fans loved what they saw:
What a joy to watch the lads this evening.— Be The Puddle (@MikaElders) September 28, 2021
> Curtis controlled the game and looked very lively
> Robbo’s best game in a while
> Good for Bobbi to get a brace
> Transfer whinging barely audible
> Bring on City this Sunday. #YNWA #LFC
Some post-match thoughts:— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) September 28, 2021
Curtis Jones is absolutely unbelievable.
Milner has been solid at right back, especially on the ball.
Robbo looked back to his best.
Some of the forced takes on here about Hendo are embarrassing based off still images…
Salah is ridiculous. #LFC
Perfect night for us with the front three doing the job as usual. Brilliant display from Curtis, and Robbo was superb all night. Goes without saying, Salah was unstoppable. Liverpool are different gravy in Europe #PORLIV #LFC #UCL— Mara (@mara_lfc) September 28, 2021
What we learnt today:— Sunny (@suhailio9) September 28, 2021
1. Jones is an exceptional talent. Involved in all 5 goals. You wanted him dropped?
2. Robertson is the best left-back around. You can calm down with the calls for Tsimikas now.
3. FC Porto are sick of facing us.#LFC #YNWA
With Tsimikas also in great form, there is now great competition at left-back, which increases standards.
But it’ll be difficult to dislodge Robertson from the XI, given his quality and how hard he works to overcome blips in form.