Gary Neville has named Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson in his Team of the Season, replacing Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso with the Reds full-back.
The official PFA side included the Blues player but the former Manchester United defender revealed that prior to the Scot’s inclusion in his own best XI, he had his doubts about the ex-Hull City star.
In a complete turnaround, the defender has now earned Neville’s praise after his fine form with the Reds.
Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football show (30/04), the pundit said: “Robertson, earlier in the season, I made a comment that I didn’t think he was good enough.
“I did a lot of the opposition analysis and we saw him as a weakness going back. I thought he would be found out defensively, with a goalkeeper and a defence I wasn’t convinced by him and I thought that he would falter.
“However, he’s done a lot better than I ever imagined. I have to hold my hands up.”
The 24-year-old only arrived on Merseyside from Hull City last summer after they were relegated from the top-flight, and it was a move that raised eyebrows.
However, after establishing himself as the first-choice left-back, Robertson has made Neville eat his words.
Football Insider verdict:
Robertson has been a revelation since his arrival at Anfield from Hull and has rightly pushed Alberto Moreno into second-choice in the left-back slot. The 24-year-old has been ripping up the left flank as well as providing good cover at the back in a Reds defence which is notorious for being error-prone with gaffes at the back. But in the Champions League in particular, he has been unstoppable and with the Reds likely to feature in the final of Europe’s elite domestic competition, Robertson rightly deserves the plaudits he has received from the former United man.
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