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Garth Crooks impressed with Andy Robertson as Liverpool beat Arsenal

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Garth Crooks impressed with Andy Robertson as Liverpool beat Arsenal

The Scotland star overcame an earlier error to help Liverpool to a solid three points.

Garth Crooks has named Liverpool defender Andy Robertson in his BBC Sport Team of the Week and in the process lauded the player’s temperament.

The Scotland international enjoyed a bittersweet night during the 3-1 win over Arsenal at Anfield.

First, his mistake gifted Alexandre Lacazette the chance to fire the hosts in front but shortly after he scored the goal which would edge Liverpool in front.

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Robertson made up for his error of judgement and ultimately enjoyed helping his team to three points.

Crooks heaped praise on the 26-year-old for knuckling down and leading his team out of a sticky situation.

He told BBC Sport: “It’s not often you see Andy Robertson making mistakes at the back and gifting opportunities for the opposition to score. A rare mistake by the young Scot.

“Nevertheless, I was impressed with how the Liverpool defender never allowed the error to affect his game and used it to inspire the rest of his performance.

 

“The Reds are starting to steamroll their opponents, especially at Anfield. Even Arsenal proved no match for the champions.”

Robertson has been a revelation since arriving at Anfield from Hull City in 2017.

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He cost the Reds £10 million and that’s arguably the shrewdest investment the club has ever made.

The man paid £100,000-a-week at Anfield has developed into one of the finest left-backs in world football and continues to prove his worth each week.

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Liverpool added Kostas Tsimikas to the ranks in the summer and it’s clear to see that Robertson is benefiting from having a player snapping at his heels for the jersey.

A rare goal for the man with 36 caps for his country will have picked him up after his earlier error and he remains an important part of Klopp’s team.

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