Despite managing to keep their unbeaten streak across all competitions so far this season intact, Liverpool’s latest Premier League game saw them drop two points at home against Brighton & Hove Albion after being 2-0 up after 24 minutes thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane.
Jurgen Klopp described the 2-2 result as one that felt “like a defeat”, and one player that featured in that draw who didn’t have a great game for the Reds was left-back Andy Robertson.
The defender, who started the match and played the full 90 minutes against Graham Potter’s side and failed to do his duties from a defensive point of view.
He didn’t make any tackles, failed to block any shots and won just 25% of the duels he was involved in. That consequently led to him being dribbled past on two occasions and picking up a yellow card for his troubles.
In possession of the ball, the Scot was hardly any better. Robertson misplaced four of the six crosses he attempted and lost possession on 13 occasions, ultimately earning him a fairly underwhelming overall match rating of 6.5/10, making him one of Liverpool’s lowest-rated players on the day according to SofaScore.
Even though this was just one game, it could still be a big worry for Klopp and the Liverpool fans, particularly looking at Robertson’s defensive statistics on this occasion and the fact that the Merseyside club have now conceded eight league goals from ten games.
Since joining the Merseyside club from Hull City back in the 2017 summer transfer window for an initial fee of £8m, Robertson has gone on to make a total of 188 appearances for the Reds across all competitions, scoring five goals and racking up 39 assists in the process, proving himself as a vital figure for the team.
Moving forward, with Liverpool set to take on Atletico Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday in the Champions League, a team the left-back registered an assist against last time out, everyone at the club will undoubtedly be hoping that the Scotland international will be able to put in a more assured performance than he did against Brighton.