Andrew Robertson will struggle to decide whether to be happier with his latest glowing review or with who it has come from.
Sir Kenny Dalglish has underlined his fellow countryman’s remarkable emergence by hailing him as one of the most accomplished left-backs in world football.
It’s no more than the Scotland captain deserves, having not only cemented his spot at left-back for Liverpool over the past year but also asserted himself as one of Jurgen Klopp’s most influential players.
The former Hull City man his defied his diminutive transfer fee to help the Reds turn a once-chaotic defence into the Premier League’s best, as well as contribute to the team’s attacking potency.
He was recently rewarded for his sparkling form with a new long-term contract, which will keep him at the club for the next five years.
“It’s a great endorsement of Andy’s ability and just what everyone at the football club thinks of him, from the coaching staff to players such as Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah,” Dalglish told the Liverpool Echo.
“He has displayed just what can be achieved by hard work, perseverance and dedication.”
“For me, there are few, if any, better than him in his position.”
Robertson is second behind only Mohamed Salah with his seven assists across all competitions so far this season, serving as an invaluable outlet on Sadio Mane’s overlap.
Besides displaying an unrelenting ambition to break into the final third, he has promised a relatively unwavering accuracy to his delivery upon being fed the ball.
Having endured a slow start to life at Anfield as understudy to Alberto Moreno, the 24-year-old has grown as a leader and one of the most popular figures at the club.