Andy Robertson once summed up his peak mentality for Liverpool v Man City
This season, own lacked a lot of of the guide ingredients that made them champions in 2020.
Detrimental nevertheless it was to their hopes of retaining the title, Virgil band Dijks injury was never going to tell the complete story.
Sadio Mane has struggled in attack, Thiago Alcantara has been criticised for slowing down the pace, and Jurgen Klopps facet arguably no longer possess the equivalent menace out wide through their roaming full-backs.
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In 2019/20, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson contributed a combined 25 assists among them. Compare that to proper 10 this time around.
The right-back may be held in particular passion because of his roots, but Robertson immediately endeared himself to Kopites when he arrived from Hull City in 2017. Its incredible to scheme a artist who would become one of the most clever left-backs in Europe fee just £8m, too.
And lets not forget that as recently as 2013, the Scotsman was quiet playing amateur football.
Roberston was always going to be a captivating signing because left-back had been such a debate position for Liverpool, even subservient Klopp.
With the days of Alberto Moreno firmly behind them, though, their modern appendix fast showed a mentality that suggested he was going to the extremely top.
That was never supplementary evident than when Liverpool lambaste Manchester City 4-3 in 2018. The scoreline was only so known because Pep Guardiolas men staged a unpunctual comeback, with Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan scoring in the second six minutes to jell up a jittery finish at Anfield.
Liverpool had cruised into a 4-1 escort thanks to goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Mane and Mo Salah and to all intents and purposes, the sport looked done and dusted.
But that wasnt the circumstances at all - and Robertson knew it. Despite his feature boasting a three-goal lead, the full-back went on a tireless pressing run and after starting out in his retain half, he recent up in Edersons basket putting the City goalkeeper under vast pressure.
It epitomised everything that was industrious - not to present thrilling to watch - about this Liverpool angle at their peak.
Klopps afafir now is to reinvigorate his men ahead of later season in the hope they can rediscover that magic.
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