By Kevin Phillips

3rd Dec, 2021 | 7:00pm

Robertson 'best in world football' amid 'monster' Liverpool reveal - Phillips

Kevin Phillips has claimed Liverpool star Andy Robertson is still the “best left-back in world football” after overcoming injury problems and criticism.

The former Sunderland striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 27-year-old Scotsman gives the Reds “everything” down the left flank.

Robertson impressed as Liverpool claimed a famous 4-1 away Merseyside derby win against Everton on Wednesday (1 December), claiming two assists.

Anfield Watch (2 December) on Twitter lifted the lid on the Scotland international’s “monster” display.

Robertson claimed the most chances created, tackles and clearances of any player at Goodison Park.

Phillips heaped praise on Robertson for proving the critics wrong with his “great performances” this term.

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“He’s the best in the world,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.

“I will back him all the way – he’s a top, top player. Players like him don’t lay down, they come back stronger from injuries and after criticism. His attitude is superb.

“He might well be the best left-back in world football at the moment. He’s fantastic. He gives Liverpool everything down that side, from assists to crucial tackles.

“It’s always nice to ram great performances down the critics’ throats and prove them wrong.”

Earlier this year (18 June), former teammate Adam Lallana expressed his “irritation” with criticism levelled at the “incredible” defender.

Robertson faces competition from backup full-back Kostas Tsimikas, who joined Liverpool last summer.

The Greece international impressed during the Scotland international’s injury absence at the start of this season.

In other news, expert claims Liverpool cannot afford to sign Raphinha after his Leeds price tag is revealed by Fabrizio Romano.