BBC Sport columnist Garth Crooks’ Team of the Week often makes for interesting reading, with the players selected normally appearing there based purely on the fact that they got onto the scoresheet for their respective teams the previous weekend.
This week, however, Andy Robertson made the former Spurs winger’s XI, despite the fact that he didn’t find the back of the net.
The Scotland captain did assist Sadio Mane for his first goal and was generally excellent after a difficult time with his national team over the international break.
Crooks praised Robertson, quite rightly, for his performance for the Reds, but did have a little suggestion for improvement.
He wrote: “Robertson was so effective down Liverpool’s left-hand side and almost entirely responsible for Sadio Mane’s brilliant opening goal.
“My only criticism of Robertson is someone who strikes the ball as cleanly as he does should be having more shots on goal. He has the firepower, now apply the confidence.”
Robertson has only ever scored once for the Reds – that goal came against Brighton on the final day of the 2017/18 season – but it’s not really about confidence: that’s just not his job.
The Scot has been a brilliant player for the Reds so it seems pretty harsh to pick out something like that he needs to improve. We’re more than happy with the contribution he’s currently bringing to the table, though, of course, a couple of goals here and there would not be a bad thing.