Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Liverpool are off to a raucous start. 9 points out of a possible 9 and good enough for top spot in the table based on goal differential. The Reds are doing all the right things at the moment.
One of the key observations coming into this year’s term was the quality of the team from front to back. World class players across the attacking band and down the spine in the form of Naby Keita, Virgil Van Dijk, and potentially Alisson Becker. That’s not meant as a shot at the rest of the squad either: quality runs through every position and nearly two places deep in some areas.
A team of this quality would necessarily mean having a large number of international-level representatives residing within it. Two weeks ago, we reported that Brazil was calling up three Reds in the form of Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, and Fabinho. Today, the club has announced that left-back Andy Robertson has been called up to the Scottish National Team.
This isn’t Robertson’s first run of matches with the full-team, though, having made his debut at the senior level in 2014. And considering the level of play he’s brought to the Reds since nailing down his spot last season, he would be a no-brainer at left-back for nearly any national team in the world. So, again, not a surprise that a Red, and Roberston specifically, would have been named to a national squad.
Of interest, though, is that Robertson will be joining the Scottish side as they gear up to participate in the first edition of the new UEFA Nations League. Scotland has a friendly with Belgium slated ahead of their opening match against Albania in this new competition.
All luck - and health - to Andy Robertson during the international break.