When you think of John Arne Riise’s Liverpool days, you’re not thinking of the defensive work he used to put it at Anfield, but the thunderbolt of a left-foot he had, and that goal at Old Trafford always jumps to mind. However, the ex-Reds man has claimed that Andy Robertson needs to add more goals to his game, despite being a ‘manager’s dream’.
Not sure about this… https://t.co/QyUJz2Kipc
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 20 December 2018
Whilst it certainly is a strange claim from Riise, it’s hard not to agree with the former Liverpool man. Andy Robertson is probably the best left-back in the world today and he has a huge impact on the way Liverpool both go forward in attack and come back in defence, but he doesn’t score goals. His crosses and assist tallies are impressive, but so far he has just one goal in 51 games since joining the club.
The next step for Robertson, according to Riise is start finding the net when he makes his marauding runs up the pitch, even if that is easier said than done. At the moment, whenever the Scottish full-back bombs forward it’s clear that he’s desperate to get to the byline and whip in a ball, however, if he could add some goalscoring threat and unpredictability to his game going forward, then he’ll become a whole new threat when teams travel to face Jurgen Klopp’s side.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Riise’s Robertson comments here:
Nothing wrong with the statement at all
— Lennie (@redlennie) December 20, 2018
I think he has a point. I’m not suing he has to bang in 10 a season but the odd one may help. On Sunday he had a few opportunities to have a go but it’s not in his game. Im sure he will add that to it in time, but I’m certainly not complaining.
— Chris (@Spacebanjo) December 20, 2018
He's not wrong tbf. The occasional shot at goal when it's on can't be a bad thing. Gives defenders and keepers one more thing to worry about. It's hardly a criticism of the lad tho. Best left back in the league atm.
— Scott (@scottchef1) December 20, 2018
To be fair, there's been a couple times I wished he would shoot but crossed instead.
— Paul (@Paulc771) December 20, 2018
It's about catching the opposition off guard
— Carlos Tin (@990729_LeoDrum) December 20, 2018
@JARiiseOfficial is spot on.. The only thing missing from Robbos brilliant season so far is a couple of goals
— Hegdahl (@Hegdahl) December 20, 2018
Bang on add goals an defences will question them selfs more what he's going to do
— shaun (@Lfc54252057) December 20, 2018
Calm down lads..take a few season..he's from relegated team
— Radhitya Hendrik (@radhityahs) December 20, 2018
Has a point but he has to get back quicker as we're more of an attacking unit than when we had Riise
— Jingle Balls (@LeoRodgers6) December 20, 2018
Well it is about the only thing Robertson doesn't do on the pitch.
— Phillip Tucker (@philtuck2005) December 20, 2018
Easy for Ginge to say when he had a hidden rocket in his left boot!
— Reagan Ward (@WardReagan97) December 20, 2018
The Kopites can’t help but agree that they’d like to see some more goals from Robertson, but that doesn’t mean they don’t love his already impressive performances for the club.
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