Andy Robertson hits back at critics and showers teammate with praise

Robertson believes he could be one of the best players in the world.

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Andy Robertson has publicly spoken about the unjust criticism that his full-back partner receives.

The pair had become a formidable part of Jurgen Klopp’s dominating Liverpool side, with a combined amount of 126 assists for the Merseysiders.

However, this season gives for dismal reading as Robertson has nine assists in all competitions, while Trent Alexander-Arnold has just three.

Understandably, the majority of players have been subpar this season, but the spotlight always seems to be on Alexander-Arnold and, in particular, his defending ability.

Pundits are always quick to jump on the bandwagon and question his performances, and the latest to do so is former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher following their Champions League exit.

The Scotland captain, however, has spoken about the heights his full-back partner can reach on the Kammy & Ben’s Proper Football Podcast for the BBC.

“He’s a special, special player and sometimes people forget how young he is,” he said.

“But, he’s got the world at his feet. He’s up there with the best players in the world, never mind best right-backs.”

Robertson also spoke about how the majority of fans are quick to forget the good times when a player hits a rough patch of form.

“People are quick to talk players up, especially English players. But they’re also quick to knock them back down again.

“Since he’s come onto the scene, he’s been frightening…what he’s done with a football, what he’s done for the game, what he’s done for the club. He’s been unbelievable.

“We all show weaknesses. Every full-back gets beat by a winger every now and again. We all have dips of form.

“Maybe when Trent has a wee dip in form, a lot more gets said about it than other players. I don’t know why but I know he’s a strong character and he can block it out.

“So, when things get said, I don’t worry about him. That’s for sure. But, yeah, the criticism of him is quite heavy and I don’t really know why.”

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