There’s been a lot of love shown to Scotland players this morning – with captain and Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson earning some of that.

The left-back was immense for Scotland as Steve Clarke’s side secured a huge 1-0 win over Austria in Vienna. It moves Scotland into second place in World Cup 2022 qualification Group F ahead of a defining match with Israel next month. Robertson suffered a fitness scare at the weekend against Moldova but the Liverpool man recovered.

Austria v Scotland - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

The Liverpool man was outstanding. (Photo by Guenther Iby/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

He was up and down the left-flank all night and put plenty of crosses into the Austria box. But most importantly, he was assured defensively when Austria pushed for a goal late on.

Head coach Clarke said: “Every player was outstanding. We have come a long way. I think we can get better, I think we will get better and last night is another step on that road. It was no surprise to me. They are a really good group of players who want to be successful for their country and they showed that. So it was good.

“It just means (Israel) is another cup final. You have to keep picking up points. It was an important night for us to get something from the game. We managed to come here and put in a good performance, a good footballing performance when we got the ball down we passed it well.”

Fans have praised Robertson’s display in navy blue.

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