Legendary Liverpool and Scotland midfielder Graeme Souness quite rightly rates Andy Robertson above Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.
Scotland have a strange situation at international level where arguably their two best players are both left-backs, with Celtic’s 21-year-old ever-improving under Brendan Rodgers north of the border.
Robertson though was recently made captain of his country and is the first name on the team-sheet. After all, he started a Champions League Final only a few months back and has a higher pedigree than any of his Scottish team-mates.
“Robertson is a good choice as captain. I like him. Playing for a big club, has to play he goes out and crosses the white line because of the pressures of playing for Liverpool, so I would think he’s the right one,” Souness told the Scotsman.
“Robertson’s a better player than Kieran Tierney. Maybe you try and come up with a system where they swap all the time on the left-hand side – one goes forward, one sits.
“It’s a bit like the [Paul] Scholes, [Frank] Lampard and [Steven] Gerrard argument for England – get your best players into the eleven and come up with a system that works for them.”
These comments are not disrespectful to Tierney, as we honestly believe there’s probably only a handful of left-backs on the planet better than Robbo right now.
Marcelo has proven himself in the Champions League, while David Alaba is a rightly renowned world-class operator too. Jordi Alba is also a wonderful creator for Barcelona, but Liverpool’s 23-year-old should now be mentioned alongside them.
We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say he’s never really had a bad game for Liverpool.