It is hard to think of Liverpool as a team in a bit of a crisis. After all, in the last two seasons, they have won both the Champions League and the Premier League.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side were struggling for form heading into last night’s Champions League last 16 first leg tie against RB Leipzig. They had lost three league games in a row heading into the match.
Picked up valuable win
Klopp’s side responded to the pressure though, and picked up a valuable 2-0 win which all but books their place in the quarter-final of the competition.
One player who performed well on the night for the Reds was Scotland captain Andy Robertson. The left-back hasn’t been at his absolute best recently, but he was close to that against Leipzig. Indeed, he was even close to scoring a rare goal in the first-half, with an effort which ended up on the roof of the net.
However, as backed up by WhoScored.com, it was defensively were the 26-year-old impressed. Normally you think of Robertson as a swashbuckling attacker, but he did well defensively against Leipzig.
Second most clearances
Indeed, he had the second most clearances in the Liverpool side with three. That helped the Reds pick up the all-important clean sheet which makes their job much easier for the second leg.
He also did contribute going forward though. Robertson did three dribbles during the 90 minutes – the most in the Liverpool side.
Robertson and Liverpool can be delighted with the result against Leipzig. The game was always going to be difficult, but they passed the test with flying colours. Now they can look ahead to Saturday’s derby with Everton with plenty of confidence.