Robertson earns high praise from former Liverpool left-back

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Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has been described as the “complete player” by former left-back Fábio Aurélio.

Robertson signed for the club in 2017 from Hull City for just £8 million. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most consistent attacking full-backs in Europe.

The Scotland international, now 26, has also earned the captaincy for his national team since joining The Reds.

Robertson’s rise has not gone unnoticed in Brazil, either. Former Liverpool left-back, Fábio Aurélio, has been full of praise for the Queen’s Park and Dundee United star.

Speaking on a recent episode of LFCTV’s Legends in Lockdown show, Aurélio had the following to say about Robertson:

“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.

“One thing that calls my attention is that he’s always improving, he’s not comfortable in his situation being first choice. You will see that in every game he plays as his last one, so that’s courage.

“The two full-backs of Liverpool right now are unbelievable. We can contest in any kind of way.”

High praise indeed from a player who could have achieved so much more at Liverpool if it wasn’t for persistent injury problems.

All-in-all, Aurélio spent six years at Anfield after being snapped up by Rafa Benítez on a free transfer from his former club Valencia in 2006.

Robertson will be back in action for Liverpool in 10 days time when Jürgen Klopp’s men face Everton at Goodison Park.

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