The club season might be over, but Andrew Robertson hasn’t finished showing everyone that he’s among the best left backs in the world.
The Scotland captain, representing his country in former Liverpool assistant Steve Clarke’s first game in charge, scored a stunning goal from outside the box to help his side win 2-1 against Cyprus, as the country fight to qualify for Euro 2020. Just take a look at it and enjoy
Robertson has only scored one goal for Liverpool so far in his two season career. With the ability to strike the ball like that, one imagines this figure could change.
As for the game itself, Scotland made it difficult for themselves as they so often do. The above screamer from Robertson put the side ahead at Hampden Park after an hour, but an 87th minute equaliser from Ioannis Kousoulos made it look all set that the Cypriots would make Scotland share the points. As it was, substitute Oliver Burke scored a poacher’s effort in minute 89 to secure a win for the home side.
The new manager Clarke, of course known in these parts for his time as Kenny Dalglish’s assistant at Anfield, told the Daily Record that “It was a game that came with big pressure, we knew if we didn’t get maximum points tonight the group was almost beyond us.
“So I think we should credit the players and not look too much at the one or two mistakes we can improve on.
“I’m pleased for them, the way they’ve worked this week I thought we’d be good enough to win the game.
“And we certainly put ourselves in a position to win it with a great strike from Andy Robertson”.
To be honest, it’s not ideal from a Liverpool perspective that Robertson and others are playing competitive football right now. But if they must, it’s great to see them thriving and enjoying themselves. Hopefully Robertson can bring this good form into next season.