Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday as they face Wolves at Anfield, with the Reds hoping to pick up three points to keep the pressure on Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side at the top of the table on goal difference.
The Merseyside club picked up an important 1-0 win against Ajax in midweek to secure their place in the Champions League knockout stages.
One man who will be key to whether or not Liverpool can secure all three points at Anfield is Scottish left-back, Andrew Robertson.
The former Hull City man did go down injured during midweek but completed the full 90 minutes, with Klopp suggesting in his press conference earlier this week that he would be most likely be fit to play against the Old Gold.
If he does start, the 26-year-old will have to be at his best if he wants to keep the Wolves attackers quiet during the game at Anfield.
Robertson was singled out for praise by former Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio earlier this year, with the Brazilian saying:
“He’s kind of the complete player because physically he’s well capable of going forward and going back he defends very well.
“He’s quick, so his one-v-one is good and defensively that’s very important in the scheme Klopp plays. He goes forward very easily.” (per Liverpool FC)
Wolves boast a plethora of attacking options on the wing, despite Diogo Jota joining the Reds this summer, with Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Adama Traore all capable of causing problems for the Liverpool defence.
Traore in particular, caused a lot of issues for Liverpool in their 2-1 win at Molineux last season, with Klopp full of praise for the Spanish winger after the game, saying:
“[Traore] is unplayable in moments, it’s unbelievable. What a player – it’s not only him but he’s so good.” (per Goal)
His performance in that display earned him an impressive 7.7 rating despite the defeat, whilst Robertson picked up a 6.42 rating as well as a yellow card, so it could definitely be argued that Traore got the better of the Liverpool left-back on that evening.
Whilst the 24-year-old has been nowhere near as impressive as last season so far this campaign, with no goals or assists in his 10 top-flight appearances, he has still averaged a solid 6.85 rating for his performances, so is still likely to be a threat on Sunday if he plays.
However, if Robertson can play to his best ability and keep Traore quiet on Sunday afternoon, then there’s no reason why the Reds can’t extend their unbeaten home run in the Premier League.
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