Crooks rates Liverpool’s Robertson as the best full-back

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool is celebrates victory with Andy Robertson of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is the best full-back in the Premier League since Ashley Cole, according to former Tottenham Hotspur striker Garth Crooks.

The Scotland captain has been in superb form for the Reds so far this campaign and once again provided an assist for Georginio Wijnaldum during his side’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

It was the 24-year-old’s sixth league assist of the season and earned him a comparison with the former Chelsea and Arsenal defender who won the Premier League three times.

Robertson has received so many plaudits for his excellent performances this season as well as helping the Reds to mount a serious title challenge.

“I just love watching this kid play,” Crooks wrote for BBC Sport.

“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.

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“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.”

Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City for £8 million in the summer of 2017 and has made 60 appearances for the club.

If Jurgen Klopp’s men eventually wrap up their first ever Premier League title, Robertson and his teammates will etch their names in the history books of the club and would be a worthy mention in the PFA team of the year.