Jurgen Klopp thinks Andy Robertson is only playing at three quarters of his potential capacity.
The Scot is already the best left-back in the Premier League, offering wonderful offensive support while being solid at the back – but his manager thinks there’s plenty more to come!
Robbo is 24-years-old, but is already Scotland’s captain and an automatic selection for Liverpool.
“I don’t compare seasons, to be honest, but I’ve known Robbo now for one-and-a-half years and I feel that he’s at 75 per cent – maybe less – of what he can do,” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.
“There’s a lot of potential still. But it’s all good. He improved a lot but there is still a lot to come, he is still a young fella. There’s enough time for that.
“In specific games he is outstanding; sometimes he is not as much involved as we want him to be. The full-backs in whatever system we play have an unbelievably important role, not only in defending but especially in attacking.
“It’s normal that he expects more from himself and I expect more because it’s obvious there is still a lot to come.”
Although Robbo has registered six assists this season, more than any other Liverpool player, it sounds like Klopp wants more from him going forward.
The role or the fullback is crucial, as they’re the only players in Klopp’s system who provide real width.
Mo Salah and Sadio Mane cut in and do their best work in and around the box, so the players charged with getting to the byline are Robbo and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
We reckon they have the potential to become genuinely world-class during Klopp’s tenure.