Ian Wright claims that with Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Boxing Day, Andy Robertson, the team’s assist-breaking defender, is now among the “real elite.”
The 28-year-old helped Liverpool score their first goal after Trent Alexander-Arnold made an incredible pass that he leveraged to direct Mo Salah across the six-yard box.
In 231 Premier League appearances for the Reds, Robertson has contributed 54 assists, which surpasses Leighton Baines’ 53 assists (from 420 games) while wearing the Everton jersey.
While Baines has retired, Robertson is still playing brilliantly, and it is clear that he will easily break the record for the most assists by a defender during the Premier League era.
Ian Wright, a former striker for Arsenal, meanwhile, talked about Robertson’s time on Merseyside and how he first struggled when he joined.
Wright remarked, “For £8 million, coming in for Moreno, he was there and you were thinking ‘when was he going to get his chance?’. It took him quite a while to get into the side and then he has gone on to improve, not just on the pitch, but off the pitch with all the great work he does up in Scotland.”
Robertson still has a lot of years left to give Liverpool memorable moments, and he might even assert that his finest football is still to come.
He will want to add many more medals to his personal cabinet, from winning the European Cup to securing Premier League triumph.
But when everything is said and done, he will undoubtedly dispute that he is one of Liverpool’s all-time finest left-backs and may even be in the running to be included in his team’s all-time greatest XI.