Robert­son shines with Liver­pool

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PRE­MIER LEAGUE: New Liver­pool sign­ing An­drew Robert­son is hope­ful he can pro­vide the long-term so­lu­tion at left-back af­ter im­press­ing on de­but.

The £8m ar­rival from Hull City was one of the more ef­fec­tive play­ers as Jur­gen Klopp’s side laboured to a 1-0 win over Crys­tal Palace at An­field to reg­is­ter their first Pre­mier League win of the sea­son.

Robert­son re­placed Al­berto Moreno in the start­ing lineup and was Liver­pool’s most dan­ger­ous player in the first half with a num­ber of threat­en­ing crosses.

Last sea­son Klopp de­ployed mid­fielder James Mil­ner at left­back as a ‘tem­po­rary’ so­lu­tion that lasted the en­tire cam­paign and pre­vi­ous fail­ures in the po­si­tion in­clude Jose En­rique, Aly Cis­sokho, Paul Konch­esky, An­drea Dossena, Emil­iano In­sua and Fabio Aure­lio.

Robert­son has a chance to se­cure his place for the fore­see­able fu­ture and the Scot­land in­ter­na­tional is hope­ful it will be for even longer.

“All the left-backs at this club – Al­berto, Milly (Mil­ner) – will be think­ing we can solve this sit­u­a­tion,” he said.

“You don’t come to this club and not think you can help that po­si­tion.

“We will all be think­ing we can play well and have a left-back fans can be proud of.

“It was a great ex­pe­ri­ence. I loved ev­ery minute of it,” he added. “It was frus­trat­ing at times, but the main thing was to get three points and we man­aged to get that and it was good to get a good per­for­mance de­fen­sively and a clean sheet.”

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