Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has given the public an insight into how he delivers the ball with such devastation on the football pitch.
Robertson, who signed for Liverpool from Hull City for £8 million back in the summer of 2017, has arguably been Jurgen Klopp’s best signing. The Scot is arguably the best left-back in the world, which highlights just how good he is.
One of Robertson’s greatest strengths as a player is his ability to put the ball into the box. Robertson has currently registered six assists this term, which is a very good contribution from left-back.
Robertson has given an in-depth analysis into why he is able to register assists from his position.
Robertson told 90min Football: “When I run onto it, I’m looking for that gap between the defenders and the goalkeeper.
“I know as a defender that is the space you do not want to have to defend.
“When I’m running full pelt I try and lean back a wee bit because I’m quite ‘over’ the ball when I run so leaning back just helps give it a bit of lift.
“You know when you hit a sweet one, one that stands out was Tottenham at home from last season, I got it out of my feet and caught it perfectly and luckily Bobby Firmino was able to get on the end of it to score.”
Robertson added: “For me, it’s always Firmino or Mo [that I am for when crossing the ball], I know Sadio will probably hate me for that but.. !
“If I can beat the first man, I know somebody’s got a decent chance of getting on the other end of it so I always look for the middle to the back of the goal.
“It is amazing to have great strikers in there and you know if you put a good ball in, it’s got a chance.
“Our midfielders like chipping in as well, Henderson’s always running in at the back post and I try and find him, I haven’t quite mastered that yet but me and him are working on it.”
It is interesting to hear the thought process of the left-back. What he produces on the football pitch is extraordinary at times.
The combination that he has been able to create with right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is arguably changing the way we view the full-back positions. They aren’t just defenders, which is what separates them from the others in the league.