Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson commended the performances of Liverpool full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson at the weekend.
Speaking to Football Insider after the Reds beat his former club Tottenham 2-1, Robinson pointed to the attacking threat of the Anfield club’s full-back duo as a significant factor in their victory.
The 40-year-old told Football Insider that he felt Jurgen Klopp’s men were superior on the day and, speaking about Alexander-Arnold specifically, he said: “I thought he was good, you know what he can do now.
“He’s got to a level now where everyone expects him to be consistent but I thought he was outstanding, him and Robertson both caused Tottenham loads of problems.
“And while Tottenham were improved, Liverpool were the better team and they looked like they were always going to win the game.”
Robinson has a fair point in saying that the two Liverpool full-backs gave Tottenham plenty of food for thought in Sunday’s match at Anfield.
Alexander-Arnold performed excellently from an attacking point of view, recording two shots, 20 crosses and five accurate corners out of eight, as per WhoScored.
He had 131 touches of the ball, at least 17 more than any other player, and played no fewer than seven key passes (nobody else had more than two in the game), while his heatmap from Sunday showed that he spent the vast majority of the match in Tottenham’s half. [via WhoScored]
Robertson also got forward to very good effect, with one shot, two successful dribbles, two key passes and 54 accurate passes out of 62 (87.1% success rate), as per WhoScored.
Like Alexander-Arnold, he was also in the opposition half for almost the whole game, while he whipped in five crosses from the left flank. [via WhoScored]
Robinson’s assertion that Liverpool “were the better team” has some substance, with the Reds having 21 shots to Tottenham’s 11 and forcing no fewer than 12 saves from Paulo Gazzaniga. [via WhoScored]
His views on the full-back pair of Alexander-Arnold and Robertson causing Spurs plenty of problems were quite accurate, though, with the duo’s statistics showing just how dangerous they can be in an attacking sense.
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