- Jurgen Klopp praises the return of Andrew Robertson’s crossing form
- Left-back starred in Liverpool’s 5-0 Champions League win over Porto
- Klopp also offered praise for his team’s worth ethic
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Jurgen Klopp was pleased to see Andrew Robertson rediscover his crossing form in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Porto.
The left-back produced yet another assured performance to help earn a valuable clean sheet away from home and continue to fuel his reputation as an inspired piece of bargain transfer business.
Any dip in his attacking quality, as Klopp eluded to, hasn’t been overwhelmingly evident of late, although the Reds boss’ focus on the matter serves as testament to his high standards for the former Hull City man.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Klopp said: “Finally he found his crosses, I thought they were in Scotland or somewhere.”
The German heaped praise on the defender as well as his entire team’s fierce work ethic in what had threatened to be an uncomfortable environment and atmosphere for Liverpool.
“Finally he found his crosses, I thought they were in Scotland or somewhere!” 😂
Andrew Robertson’s performance earned special praise from the boss. pic.twitter.com/kAtjQZcxUW
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 14, 2018
Robertson has swiftly emerged as something of a fan favourite on Merseyside thanks to his admirable performances since stepping in for Alberto Moreno.
His defensive reliability has arguably taken many by surprise after his tough start to life at Anfield, in which he spent a frustrating period on the sidelines as Moreno’s understudy.
Besides offering more stability than the Spaniard, Robertson has also proven he can be just as valuable in an attacking sense as his teammate.
The 23-year-old boasts an integral role in implementing Klopp’s desired intensity and aggression, not only with his tackling and tracking back but also with his fearless approach to exploiting the space ahead of him.
At this rate, he will take some budging to remove from the starting lineup.