Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise says Andy Robertson is a “manager’s dream”, but there is one area of his game that must be improved.
Riise, speaking at an event to advertise his new book, suggested that Robertson should be scoring more goals given the positions he gets into on the pitch, despite the fact the Scot plays left-back and has been regularly providing assists over the last few months.
Via ESPN, the Norwegian said: “He’s brilliant because he’s aggressive, quick and can cross the ball very well. I didn’t know he was that good.
“[But] I want him to be more of a goalscoring threat as well. I watched a few games where he’s inside the 18-yard box and he’s crossing and always crossing.
“At the end, the opposition will know he’s going to cross it – I want him to start shooting and take more risks when he goes forward.”
Riise is kind of complimenting Robertson if he thinks the only area he can improve on is his goalscoring – hardly a priority for a left-back – but even so, it’s a bit of a strange suggestion.
Robertson is an attack-minded, modern full-back already and there are few – if any – better in Europe at the moment.
We’re certainly happy with his performances. If Robertson can score goals as well, then that’s a bonus, but it’s not an area of his game to sweat over.