Trent Alexander-Arnold has spoken glowingly of Liverpool team-mate Andy Robertson amid the left-back’s continued impact this season.
During an interview with the club’s official website, Alexander-Arnold revealed his admiration for the 28-year-old’s consistency.
The comments come after Robertson won the Man of the Match award during Liverpool’s demanding 2-0 victory in the Merseyside derby last Sunday.
Alexander-Arnold wasn’t light on the praise he gave Robertson, claiming that he is one of the best left-backs in Premier League history.
Alexander-Arnold lauds Robertson impact
“For me, the biggest thing about Robbo is his consistency,” the right-back said.
“That’s the hardest thing in football. You can have a good game and a lot of players will have a good game or 10 good games or a good season, but it’s very hard to continue that over many seasons and to continuously guarantee you’re going to be a solid player for every single game.
“Off the top of my head I can’t really remember ever coming off the pitch and thinking, ‘Robbo’s had a bad game there.
“He offers so much for us. The fact that so far, he’s not had many injuries where he’s missed many games, which is also a quality in itself – to always be fit for every game and be ready to be picked.
“For the last few years, he has been outstanding. For me, he will go down as one of the best left-backs that this league has ever seen.”
In many Premier League fans’ eyes, players such as Patrice Evra and Ashley Cole are widely regarded as the best left-backs to grace the top flight. But, Robertson is not far behind according to Alexander-Arnold.
The three players analysed
Robertson has been an integral part of Liverpool‘s team since joining Jurgen Klopp’s ranks in 2017, making 158 Premier League appearances and providing 45 assists in that time.
In comparison, Cole appeared 385 times in the top division and managed 31 assists.
Finally, Evra made 278 outings during his two Premier League stints at both Manchester United and West Ham, managing laying on 21 goals.
Although his trophy cabinet doesn’t yet match that of Evra’s or Cole’s, he has a long time left in his career and will hope to pick up more winners’ medals before he retires.