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SportAndy Robertson rated as the best left-back since Ashley Cole

10:05  11 february  2019
10:05  11 february  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Cole unsurprised by Chelsea duo's form at Derby

Cole unsurprised by Chelsea duo's form at Derby Chelsea legend Ashley Cole says he is “not surprised” by the series of excellent performances from Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori at Derby County. The 38-year-old, who signed for the Rams this week, praised the development of the pair following their respective contributions the team’s promotion push thus far. As reported by Derbyshire Live, Cole said: “Every pre-season when I was at LA, I would come back to England and train with the kids at Chelsea. I could see they had a lot of talent, but not just the talent – they wanted to work hard.” “They stayed after training and worked on their weaknesses, and it was probably just a matter of time before they got a chance.

Scotland full-back Andy Robertson is the latest Liverpool player to commit his long-term future to the club, and Jürgen Klopp said of the deal: ‘This After a slow start to his Anfield career, Robertson has outmuscled Alberto Moreno to the left - back spot and has now established himself as a pivotal part of

Ashley Cole hails Liverpool star Andy Robertson but Jamie Carragher not as impressed Hull Live17:26 5-Feb-19. Andy Robertson deservedly recognised as one of world football’s best left - backs Empire Of The Kop14:54 23-Jan-19.

Andy Robertson rated as the best left-back since Ashley Cole © Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Sport Liverpool FC v Leicester City - Premier League

Andy Robertson is the best left-back the Premier League has seen since Ashley Cole, according to Garth Crooks.

The Scot was magnificent as Liverpool saw off Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday, returning to the top of the Premier League momentarily.

It was just the latest star showing from the left-back, whose influence both on and off the pitch at Anfield is enormous.

Robertson has unquestionably been one of Jurgen Klopp’s best signings as Liverpool manager, with the 24-year-old playing at a world-class level currently.

Somebody who is a huge admirer of the Scotland captain is Crooks, who selected him in his Team of the Week on BBC Sport.

Robertson should win Player of the Year awards, claims Cascarino

Robertson should win Player of the Year awards, claims Cascarino Andy Robertson should win the end-of-season Player of the Year awards, according to Tony Cascarino. The Scot has been a magnificent signing for Liverpool, having arrived from Hull City in the summer of 2017. Although there was a lukewarm response to his arrival at the time, he has matured into one of Europe’s best left-backs. Ironically, it was Robertson’s daft foul against Leicester on Wednesday that led to Harry Maguire earning the Foxes a deserved point at Anfield. That takes nothing away from what a fabulous player the 24-year-old is, however, with so few mistakes on show in the last two seasons.

Ashley Cole (born 20 December 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Championship club Derby County.

Andrew Robertson (born 11 March 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Scotland national team.

He believes there hasn’t been a stronger left-back since Cole – a huge compliment to the Liverpool man:

“I just love watching this kid play. Apart from anything else, he has nerves of steel.”

“The ball he played for for Georginio Wijnaldum to score was just wonderful and the side-foot volley when Sadio Mane should have scored was just sensational.”

“There is nothing more frustrating for a striker than a full-back who offers nothing going forward and I’ve played with enough to know.”

“Robertson is a striker’s dream and the best I’ve seen since Ashley Cole.”

Robertson joined the Reds for just £8million from Hull City back in 2017, which now looks a bargain.

He would get into most teams in Europe and will be one of Liverpool’s most important players in the title run-in.

Robertson rues Liverpool's "sloppy" end product.
Andy Robertson was left frustrated by Liverpool’s “sloppy” play in the final third during Sunday’s stalemate with Manchester United. The Reds produced a flat performance at Old Trafford, failing to take advantage of a host of injuries for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. A point was ultimately no disaster, however, and Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to the top of the Premier League. One thing that dogged Liverpool throughout was poor end product, with endless final balls evading teammates and leading to attacks breaking down. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.

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