'Something different': Liverpool player started in totally new position for his country last night
Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has admitted to the Scottish Herald that playing at right-back was totally different for him.
The Liverpool defender was picked to start against Denmark last night, but he was used on the right-hand side of defence.
Robertson looked all at sea for the first half, in a new position, as Scotland sunk to a 2-0 defeat.
And the Liverpool man admitted that although he is happy to help the team, he didn’t feel entirely comfortable in his new role.
“It was obviously something different,” he said.
“The gaffer pulled me when we knew Sod (Stephen O’Donnell) wasn’t going to make and neither was Patto (Nathan Patterson)
“Look, the gaffer asked me to do a job there. I’ll sacrifice for this squad every time – I’ll do it again and again, not a problem. It’s part and parcel. I love playing for my country and as long as I’m out there getting a cap then so be it.
“Of course I’m more comfortable on the left.”
Scotland switched Robertson back to left-back for the second period, with his own performance and the team’s both improved.
It seems unlikely, therefore, that the Liverpool man will be given a run of games in the new position.
Robertson will surely be switched back to his more familiar left-back berth for Scotland’s next international fixtures, despite their lack of defensive options.
Liverpool fans will, at least, be encouraged that Robertson came through the game without any scares.
The Reds defender has struggled with injury lately, but seems to be close to returning to full fitness now.