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Liverpool: Klopp must unleash Andy Robertson v Man City

Liverpool will host their long-term Premier League title rivals Manchester City at Anfield tomorrow in one of the most highly-anticipated fixtures in the top-flight calendar, but this season so far the two teams are already very far apart in their start to the domestic campaign.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently 11th in the league table with just 10 points tallied up after eight games, making it Liverpool’s worst start to a season in over a decade, leaving them 13 points adrift of Man City.

The two teams were only separated by a point in first and second at the top of the table last season, and the German will surely be hoping that securing all three points at Anfield on Sunday might put them on the path of regaining their momentum and previously impeccable form in the Premier League.

Therefore, Klopp must deploy his very best team and shrewd tactics which have been witnessed on many occasions before when coming up against the current league champions if they are to have any chance of stealing points from Pep Guardiola’s formidable team this weekend.

One player who could make a huge difference upon his return from injury is Andy Robertson, with the left-back giving supporters a glimpse of his talent when returning as a second-half substitute in the 7-1 win over Rangers earlier this week.

The £160k-per-week Scotland international, who was hailed as “outstanding” by team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold, has been sidelined with a knee injury for a few weeks.

He spoke out on his return to action in a post-match interview at Ibrox on Wednesday night, saying: “It’s been five weeks, it’s not too long for the outside world but for someone who is not used to being out injured it is a long, long time.”

“I am just glad to be back to fitness. Hopefully that’s all behind me now.”

The talented dynamo has been a loyal servant and a consistent performer for the Reds since arriving at Anfield from Hull City in 2017, costing the club just £8m, and it’s safe to say that Liverpool hit the jackpot with Robertson.

The 28-year-old has made 255 appearances, scoring eight goals and delivering a whopping 55 assists from his position in the back-line. That has contributed to the team’s feast of trophies over the last five years, with the Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup and the club’s first Premier League title all won whilst Robertson has been playing a key role.

Should Robertson start vs Man City?





Kostas Tsimikas has stepped into the Scottish left-back’s shoes whilst he has been in recovery for the last five weeks, but it is without a doubt that Robertson has both the ability to impact the game and the experience to terrify Man City on Sunday afternoon, considering that he has scored once and set up four goals in 19 meetings against them.

With that in mind, Klopp must unleash Robertson in this important game for Liverpool, and the 28-year-old’s return to full fitness could not have come at a better time as the Reds will need all the experience they can get in order to take points from City tomorrow.

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