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Peter Crouch praises Andy Robertson despite Liverpool defeat to Arsenal

Arsenal v Liverpool - FA Community Shield
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Peter Crouch praises Andy Robertson despite Liverpool defeat to Arsenal

Peter Crouch believes that Liverpool defender Andy Robertson was one big positive to come out of their defeat to Arsenal on Saturday in the FA Community Shield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were beaten 5-4 on penalties over the weekend at Wembley, with Arsenal scoring all five of their spot-kicks and Rhian Brewster being the unfortunate one to miss his.

The teams were locked together at 1-1 after 90 minutes and it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who opened the scoring in the 12th minute, as he curled one into the far corner from range.

Liverpool found an equaliser in the second-half when Takumi Minamino netted his first goal for the club, but in the end they were beaten in the shootout and lost out on the first piece of silverware of the season.

 

Ex-Liverpool forward Crouch singled out Robertson as a standout after the 90 minutes for the Reds and believes he was the most offensive threat in their side.

“Liverpool stuck in and dominated possession. Andy Robertson was a constant threat down the left-hand side,” Crouch told BT Sport 1 (6:25pm, 29 August).

Arsenal v Liverpool - FA Community Shield

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TBR’s View:

Liverpool were understandably not at their fluent best in the first competitive game of the season, but they will be out to retain their Premier League title and it’s unlikely manager Klopp will allow standards to slip.

It was a difficult game where the Merseyside giants were unable to find their goalscoring boosts, but Robertson certainly was such a creative threat out wide and put some stunning crosses into the box.

The 26-year-old left-back offers such a threat going forward and is often overshadowed by right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the Scotsman has 25 assists combined in his previous two seasons.

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