Liverpool fans suggest Andy Robertson in new role against Manchester United
Liverpool travel to Old Trafford tomorrow to face Manchester United in the Premier League – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter have made the bizarre suggestion that Andy Robertson should be used in a new position.
The Reds face Man United on Thursday in their rearranged league fixture, and need three points to try keep themselves firmly in the race for Champions League qualification.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media believe that Scotland international Robertson should drop into an unfamiliar centre-back role against Man United.
The 27-year-old has established himself as one of the world’s elite left-backs during the last few years at Anfield.
If any predictions are made about Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI before a Liverpool game, Robertson will always be guessed at left-back. However, some want Klopp to move him across the defence into a central role.
Liverpool’s problems at centre-half are well documented with the long-term absences of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. They are also missing Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies tomorrow (official website).
Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams were the starting centre-back duo in the 2-0 win against Southampton at the weekend, but some are fearful of using that combination at Old Trafford.
If Robertson were to play in the heart of defence, rarely-used left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas would be the natural replacement at full-back.
Do you know if Robbo can play CB? May be he should start tomorrow
— Maryam Gates (@M_borlarjoko) May 12, 2021
Robertson CB Tsimikas LB imo
— Lucas🎲 (@LFCThr3e) May 12, 2021
Robertson as CB and Tsimikas as LB against Manchester United
— Archi (@Archi67293247) May 12, 2021
tbf would rather robertson in cb than fab
— Nabe` (@Fevolan) May 11, 2021
Why don’t we play Robertson as a CB real talk
— Ammar (@ammarlfc_) May 11, 2021
Robertson CB, Tsimikas LB https://t.co/Yk92ohNfZY
— LFC.Matt (@ynwaMattH) May 11, 2021
I can actually see robbo putting in a shift at cb we need Fabinho in that midfield badly
— Ryan🇮🇪 (@ryankirwan04) May 12, 2021
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