It’s been so far so good for Liverpool this season as Klopp’s side have stormed to the top of the Premier League.
The Reds have made an incredible start to the season so far this year and look set to challenge Man City for the Premier League title this season. Surprisingly at the back, Liverpool are already showing signs of improvement thanks to Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk. Moreover, with two of the best young fullbacks in the league in Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson, Liverpool seem set to have a back four that could play together for the next few years.
However, it seems the club are already looking towards the future and in January, they signed highly-rated defender Tony Gallacher from Falkirk for a reported £200,000 fee.
Following a week on trial with Liverpool earlier that month the club managed to beat off interest from Manchester United to sign the highly rated left-back. At only 16, Gallacher made his debut for Falkirk and had already made 26 appearances for the club when he made the move to Liverpool.
Much like Robertson, Gallacher excels going forward and has the pace and technical ability to be able to burst forward with the ball. Moreover, his has the physicality to be able to dance past challenges while driving forward – something surprising with someone of his stature. Although he’s listed at 5’8″, the young fullback plays much bigger than that and has so far in his career not been troubled by bigger players.
Defensively, Gallacher relies on his recovery pace to be able to get back in and does like to gamble on the ball to be able to start counter attacks. That ability to be a one-man counter-attack is something that is growing in modern football and it is something that Robertson has become very good at.
At the moment Gallacher is still playing with the under-23s and has so far made two appearances in the Premier League 2. He’s still raw and will need time to adapt to a higher level of football but one thing that is for certain is that Liverpool might have just pulled off another coup from north of the border.
If they’re patient, Liverpool might have already found the ‘next Andrew Robertson’.
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