Liverpool defender Andy Robertson set a new club record after his side’s 2-1 victory against Sheffield United last night.
New record for Robertson
The 26-year-old was in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up as the Reds moved up to second in the Premier League table behind arch-rivals Everton after six games.
It was another day of VAR controversy involving Liverpool as Fabinho was adjudged to have fouled Oliver McBurnie inside the penalty area, but replays showed the incident took place outside of the 18-yard box, with Sander Berge dispatching the resulting spot-kick.
Roberto Firmino and summer signing Diogo Jota secured the points for Klopp’s team on what was another eventful night for the Premier League champions.
Alhough Mohamed Salah was denied his 101st goal for the club due to an offside call, another record was set on the night involving Robertson.
As per DaveOCKOP, the Scotland captain has 77 victories to his name from 100 appearances for Liverpool, which is more than any other player in the history of the Anfield club upon reaching the century.
The Reds have broken so many records over the past 12 months, with Robertson’s accolade being the latest from this formidable team.
A new Anfield legend in the making
Robertson has edged himself in the club’s history books and has been a revelation since his £8m move from Hull City in 2017, which has seen his valuation shoot up to £67.5m (TransferMarkt). Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish previously described the Scot as a “role model” and added that very few players in world football are better than him in his position (via Sunday Post).
After completing his first century of Reds appearances, Robertson has provided a whopping 30 assists and scored four times (TransferMarkt), proving to be an inspired decision from the club to bring him to Anfield.
At the age of 26, Robertson should have many years ahead of him and the Kop faithful will be hoping that he stays on Merseyside for the foreseeable future.
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