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Liverpool: Andy Robertson let his side down v Man City

Liverpool could only manage a draw in a thrilling encounter with title-rivals Manchester City which finished 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t perform as well as they could’ve with star left-back Andy Robertson letting his side down with a poor performance against City on the left-hand side.

He was given a rough afternoon with the advancing runs in behind of Raheem Sterling and ended up being one of the worst players on the pitch for Liverpool, touching the ball fewer times than goalkeeper Alisson.

He has been a key player for Liverpool this season with him sitting second in the assist charts for his side this season but this was a rare off day for the Scot who also lost a whopping 82% of his defensive duels.

Robertson was involved in Diogo Jota’s goal today but his overall performance wasn’t good enough, even being described as one of his “worst” displays in a Liverpool shirt by journalist Dom Smith, and it’s hard to disagree.

Despite this, he still played the full 90 minutes and no doubt Jurgen Klopp will likely continue to trust in him hoping that today was an anomaly.

He was the only defender all game who failed to make a single tackle and was given the joint-worst rating alongside City’s Raheem Sterling (6.2) of anyone in both sides by SofaScore.

However, it is worth noting that this was probably the toughest game Robertson has played in all season so he and everyone else at Liverpool will hope that this won’t be a regular occurrence.

Alternatively, Klopp could choose to give back-up Kostas Tsimikas a chance in the team. The Greek has impressed when called upon for the Reds and tackles a higher percentage of dribblers than Robertson at 46.2% compared to 38.5%.

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Having a strong back-up is important when challenging on all fronts, not only does it give Liverpool another option but it will also keep Robertson on his toes.

Sunday’s game could be crucial in deciding the title, it was tight and although Liverpool and Robertson will wish they performed better, a point away from home against a side as strong as City isn’t awful.

He has been a key part of Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp and ultimately he will continue to be, but performances in big games are what make the difference in the end.

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