'I believe': Pundit says £8m Liverpool player will be so much better after the World Cup
Liverpool signed off for the World Cup break with a hard-earned 3-1 win over Southampton at Anfield this weekend.
A double from Darwin Nunez helped the Reds on their way. For Jurgen Klopp, is was a much-needed victory and gives him a platform to build on after an inconsistent opening few months of the season.
Of course, injuries have struck Liverpool badly this season. Klopp has seen some of his top players miss minutes and it’s shown. However, certain faces are coming back and one of those is defender Andrew Robertson.
And with no World Cup for the Scottish full-back, Tony Cascarino has told The Times he believes Liverpool will see the very best of their left-back from December onwards.
“Andrew Robertson was back to his best against Southampton on Saturday, driving into space in the direct fashion that makes him dangerous. As well as Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right, the left back makes everything happen for Liverpool,” Cascarino wrote for The Times.
“He played so many games last season and I believe that caught up with him earlier in this campaign, so the time off during the World Cup should help him produce similar performances against tougher opposition when the Premier League returns.”
Robertson signed for Liverpool for just £8m back in the summer of 2017. Since then, he’s won the Champions League and Premier League, proving himself one of the best in the business in his position.
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The full-backs have been so important for Liverpool in recent seasons that Cascarino’s observation on Robertson is a positive one.
The Scot is a brilliant left-back when he’s at it and he helps bring intensity to Liverpool’s overall play. He is absolutely crucial and if he stays fit, then Liverpool improve, it’s simple.
As pointed out, the World Cup break is good for Robertson. He can now focus on fitness and getting right ready for the December return.
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