‘He is superb’ – Warnock claims Liverpool star is ‘arguably’ best in world in his position

Ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock has expressed his admiration for the talent that Andy Robertson possesses after the full-back’s rise to the top of the football pyramid over the last two years.

The 25-year-old joined the Reds from Hull City in the summer of 2017 as a player who was promising but had a few flaws in his game which had to be ironed out.

Over the course of the 2017/18 season, Robertson cemented a regular place in the starting eleven for Jurgen Klopp’s side as Liverpool progressed to the final of the Champions League.

A year later, the Scotland star added a new dimension to his game, providing an abundance of assists for the team’s main goalscorers as Liverpool finished the campaign only a point away from winning the Premier League title.

A total of 13 assists from 48 appearances in all competitions last term showed that Robertson was one of the best players for the Reds in what was a successful season.

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Warnock lauded the defender for his contributions ever since he was chosen as the permanent replacement for Alberto Moreno at left-back.

“Both Andy and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] on the other side had incredible seasons,” the 37-year-old said.

“I think last season with the protection that Andy got from the midfielders, whether that be Fabinho, James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum or Jordan Henderson, he knew he was able to make those runs forward without leaving gaps behind him.

“When he is going forward, the quality of delivery he possesses is brilliant. You see a lot of full-backs or wingers who get in a good position and they panic and try and overhit the ball.

“But the one thing you see with Robbo and Trent is they don’t panic and they have composure; they slow themselves down in those positions and their quality comes out.

“The biggest thing for me with Robbo is – and I know everyone talks about his assists and quality going forward – defensively he is superb.

“Your modern day full-back can often attack, but can he defend? Robbo can do both comfortably and for me, and I’ve said it before, he is arguably the best left-back in the world at the moment.”