Liverpool full-back and Scotland captain Andy Robertson has missed out on the Ballon d’Or shortlist.

The Scotsman has been nothing short of sensational for the Anfield side, helping them secure a Champions League and decent form in the league, which so far this term, has them six points clear at the EPL summit.

The Scotland captain has been impeccable. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Robertson is arguably the world’s best left-back just now so it’s puzzling to see him left out.

Deserves to be there ahead of other names

When you have a look at some of the other names on that list, the Scotland captain may be wondering himself what he needs to do to make the shortlist.


Seven of his Liverpool teammates are there. Whilst Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are obvious candidates, the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum being included have raised eyebrows.

Robertson is surely worth his place on the Ballon d’Or list. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Manchester United via Getty Images)

It’s also strange when you consider that two members of the Reds backline are on the shortlist.

There isn’t even a natural left-back on the list, adding to the intrigue behind it.

Robertson racked up some decent stats too from left-back last season. In the Premier League he made 51 key passes, had an 83% pass completion rate and 11 assists, whilst maintaining a 64% dribble success rate in the Champions League.

A stellar year. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Robertson’s had a stellar year with Liverpool and has won plaudits from all over. It is strange to see his name omitted from the Ballon d’Or list.

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