Nev: Liverpool man ‘most improved PL player I’ve ever seen’

Date published: Monday 11th March 2019 9:24

Andy Robertson has been described as “the most improved player I’ve ever seen in the Premier League” by Phil Neville.

Robertson joined Liverpool in summer 2017 from relegated Hull, becoming the latest in a long line of Reds rescued from Championship peril.

He has since established himself as one of the Premier League’s leading left-backs, and a key part of both Liverpool’s title tilt and Champions League final appearance last season.

Neville feels that the Scot is currently “the best left-back” in Europe.

“They’ve got seven, eight players in that spine within the width of the 18-yard box and what that does, it leaves massive amounts of space in wide areas.

“What you need in wide areas is lots of energy. What Liverpool have got in Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are players that have got unbelievable energy and the capacity to run 40, 50 yards.

“They allow the front three to play really narrow and only those two occupy the spaces in wide areas. It’s an outlet all the time.

“When both full backs are that high it allows Liverpool to get men in the box, it’s why they’re scoring so many goals.

“They’ve both got massive, massive energy and a big job to play and it gives them so much balance.

“Robertson, I think he’s the most improved player I’ve ever seen in the Premier League.

“His energy, his quality, he’s the best left-back I see in Europe at this moment in time.

“With Alexander-Arnold and Robertson in the team, Liverpool have got a better chance of winning the league.

“With the midfield so narrow, the three up front so narrow, you have to get that width from somewhere.

“A couple of weeks ago they had James Milner or Jordan Henderson at right-back, they haven’t got that lung capacity of an Alexander-Arnold or a Robertson.

“With them in the team, they’ve got unbelievable balance.”

 

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