It has been a very memorable year for Liverpool’s Andy Robertson. The Scotland captain not only helped Liverpool clinch a first league title in 30 years, but he also helped Scotland qualify for the European Championships next summer.
2020 was probably the best year of Robertson’s career so far. Not only because of how his club and country performed, but individually as well.
Performed well in calendar year
He has performed excellently both attacking-wise and defensively for Scotland and Liverpool.
Now Robertson’s performances have been recognised, as he has been named in a prestigious list of the top 100 footballers in the world by the Guardian.
Robertson placed 34th on the list, which was voted for by a panel of football writers, coaches, current players and former players. Robertson, who is the only Scottish player on the list, was actually ranked 23rd in last season’s list, yet was still the fourth highest ranked defender.
It does seem a bit harsh that Robertson has slipped 11 places in the list. After all, he has performed heroically for both club and country.
He did very well to cope with the pressure Scotland were under in the Euro 2020 playoff semi-final and final. Those games must have been very stressful. However, Robertson came through them both with flying colours.
Helped injury ravaged side top the league
He has done even better at club level. He has helped an injury ravaged Liverpool side go clear at the top of the Premier League.
Robertson wouldn’t be too fussed about his appearances on the list, you would imagine. However, it is good to see that the player has been recognised by his peers. Hopefully he shoots back up the list next season after a successful Euro 2020 campaign with Scotland.