Journalist Paul Joyce explained that Andy Robertson has ‘stepped up’ this season both on and off the pitch and joined the ‘captain’s group’ after Gini Wijnaldum left the club last summer .
The Scotland international is recognized as one of the best left-backs in the world and is a true fan favorite at Anfield with his consistently strong performances and quality attitude.
“I think the other player for me who, people recognize he’s a good player, but Andy Robertson has taken another level this season,” Joyce told YouTube channel Kenn7 (via HITC).
“He joined the captain’s group, the management group in the summer when Wijnaldum left and he sets the tone for Liverpool so often at matches.”
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The former Hull City man had received criticism earlier in the season when he was in poor form, with some supporters calling for Kostas Tsimikas to replace our No.26 in the squad.
Robbo fell apart, however, and has been impressive ever since.
He has registered 10 assists in the Premier League this season and 13 in all competitions – only Trent Alexander-Arnold has more for the Reds this season (17).
Robertson is captain of his national team and seems like a natural leader.
Although Jordan Henderson wears the armband and James Milner is vice-captain, we have a number of players on the squad who are just as vocal and display real leadership qualities.
Robbo, Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita and Mo Salah are all players leading their national teams and it’s great to see we have a number of guys with leadership qualities in the squad.
Hopefully our Flying Scotsman can maintain his impressive form as we head into a huge few weeks to ensure we end the season as successfully as possible.
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