By Richard Parks
Jamie Carragher has hailed Andrew Robertson as a top signing by Liverpool and insisted he is more than good enough to be a first-team regular.
The Sky Sports pundit has told the network that the left-back has turned around his Anfield career in the last two months after seizing on his first-team opportunity.
Robertson made just three Liverpool appearances in the first four months of the season as he found himself behind Alberto Moreno in the pecking order and couldn’t even make the matchday squad for Premier League and Champions League fixtures.
But the Scotland international, 23, has taken advantage of the injury suffered by Moreno at the start of December and has impressed observers with his performances, including in the team’s fine sequence of results in recent months.
“I was surprised he came out of the team earlier in the season, when Klopp brought Moreno back in, but Robertson has been a revelation since then,” said Carragher on Monday Night Football Extra, as quoted by Sky Sports’ official website.
“He wasn’t a massive amount of money, not a big-name signing from Hull, and we wondered whether he was good enough to play for Liverpool.
“What he’s showing at this moment is he’s more than good enough to play for Liverpool.”
Football Insider verdict:
What a turnaround for Robertson’s Liverpool career, although many fans were miffed that he couldn’t even get in the squad for more than half of the season. Sure, Moreno has improved – as he showed with increased defensive solidity in the 0-0 draw against Porto last night – and is no longer the liability he once was, but the Scot is just as good as his rival in the final third – his delivery is consistently better – and a far more reliable defender. Liverpool have made some brilliant signings in the last two windows, and can now reflect that Robertson is certainly one of them.