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Liverpool fans go crazy for Andy Robertson after left-back’s performance against Man City

The Scotland international kept Raheem Sterling very quiet this evening

Forget Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson is the true hero at Liverpool this season. 

The Scotland international – signed for a measly £8 million from Hull in the summer – has been blindingly good lately, well and truly nailing down the Reds troublesome left-back position.


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And in Liverpool’s stunning 4-3 victory over Manchester City this evening, Robertson had the game of his life up against Anfield villain Raheem Sterling.

Sterling has been emphatic so far this season

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Sterling has been emphatic so far this season

In the clash with the Premier League leaders, Jurgen Klopp’s side pulled off a relentless pressing display that clearly rattled City’s defence and nullified their attack.

At kick-off, all eyes were firmly on Sterling – a Liverpool favourite before his move to the Etihad in 2015 – who’s scored 14 times in the league so far this season.


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But it all went a bit wrong for the winger, who was jeered throughout by the Anfield crowd, while Robertson marked him out of the game.

As you’d expect, a large portion of Twitter was very impressed. 

One moment, late in the second-half when everyone was exhausted (including viewers in the stadium and at home), Robertson kept up his tremendous pressing play and absolutely terrified City’s back-line.

Starting off on the right flank with Bernardo Silva, Robertson chased down the Portuguese winger – who had no choice but to pass backwards to Kyle Walker.

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Walker received the ball, but Robertson kept going.

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And he only continues his pursuit when the right-back picks out John Stones in the middle.

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Stones quickly swivels and picks out his goalkeeper, but the Liverpool defender doesn’t stop running.

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This tiki-taka stuff is risky business; Robertson closes down Ederson who quickly passes to Nicolas Otamendi.

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It gets tricky here for the big centre-back, who has no where else to play the ball as Roberto Firmino closes in.

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Otamendi inevitably panics and loses the ball, much to the delight of the crowd.

Brilliant work all round. 

More of the same, please?


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