Garth Crooks has included Andy Robertson in his Team of the Week for BBC and says the Scotsman is the best Premier League left back he’s seen since Ashley Cole.
The former Hull City fullback’s lofted pass to Georginio Wijnaldum created the space for the Dutchman to dink Bournemouth goalkeeper Artur Boruc and double the Reds’ lead at Anfield on Saturday.
Crooks says Robertson’s ability to create chances for Liverpool’s forwards is a boon that the likes of Mane and Salah won’t take for granted.
Crooks said: “I just love watching this kid play. Apart from anything else, he has nerves of steel.
“The ball he played for Georginio Wijnaldum to score was just wonderful and the side-foot volley when Sadio Mane should have scored was just sensational.
“There is nothing more frustrating for a striker than a full-back who offers nothing going forward and I’ve played with enough to know.
“Robertson is a striker’s dream and the best I’ve seen since Ashley Cole.”
Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum were also included in Crooks’ Team of the Week.