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Liverpool star Robertson handed 5/10 rating for Scotland performance

Liverpool ace Andy Robertson has been handed a 5/10 rating for his performance for Scotland yesterday.

What’s the story?

Two quickfire goals from Denmark’s Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle condemned Steve Clarke’s men to defeat.

However, the Tartan Army were forced into an experimental starting XI after a Coronavirus outbreak in the squad.

Robertson was forced to play at right-wing back as opposed to his natural left-sided role.

The Liverpool star produced a pass accuracy of just 78%, while putting in just one accurate cross from four attempts. Given his strength in the final third, his crossing on the night was disappointing.

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The Daily Record seemed to understand why Robertson performed so badly on the night, recognising he was out of position and the strength of the Danish left-side.

When commenting on the Liverpool ace, the paper said: “The skipper took one for the team as he shifted to right-back but it was a thankless task as Denmark hogged possession. Moved back to normal slot at half-time. 5.”

Robertson should have played on the left

Since his move from Hull City to Liverpool, Robertson has built a reputation for being a stalwart at left-back. Some would even say he is one of the best full-backs in the world.

His ability to whip a cross in for strikers to get on the end of has been quite sensational.

Meanwhile, the Scotland squad is far from the most creative of forces, making the decision to play Robertson out of position baffling.

He should have featured in his more natural position on the left. His forward runs and crosses may have helped Scotland attack more frequently.

As a matter of fact, when he was switched to the left at half-time, it worked wonders. The 27-year-old ended up producing the second-most crosses for his country in what ended up a better display from Clarke’s men.

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