Is Liverpool's Andrew Robertson the world's best left-back?

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Andrew Robertson put in a fantastic performance for Liverpool against Napoli and is arguably the world's best left-back.

Liverpool's Andrew Robertson in action during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Liverpool'a Andrew Robertson has been one of the world's top performing full-backs this season, and is arguably the best left-back across the globe.

Robertson has been a revelation since joining the Reds from Hull City for a cut price £8 million in 2017.

Perhaps it is time to label the Scottish international as the best left-back in the world, such is his quality and consistency.

 

When speaking about the world's best left-backs, Marcelo, JordI Alba, and even Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy tend to be at the forefront of people's minds.

However, Robertson has unquestionably outperformed all those players so far this season and should be recognised for doing so.

Robertson is often understated, arguably due to his relatively small price tag, lack of showmanship and residing from an under-performing nation on the international stage.

Instead, the Liverpool man is someone who quietly and efficiently goes about his business.

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Those qualities have made him one of the best left-backs in world football, if not the best, ideally suited to Klopp's table-topping side.

Energetic and forward thinking, Robertson fits the blueprint of a Klopp side.

The Queens Park graduate is effective in attack and responsible in defence.

An extremely energetic player, Robertson also produces on a consistent basis when he reaches the final third, unlike most other left-backs.

Robertson has a wonderful cross and is able to whip the ball with pace, as well as cut it back with precision.

His end product has seen him rack up an impressive five assists in 20 games for Liverpool so far this season.

However, again, unlike most other full-backs, Robertson is also a solid defender, and has been dribbled past on average only 0.3 times per Champions League game this season.

That is, despite coming up against the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lorenzo Insigne.

Robertson is undoubtedly one of the world's top left backs, if not the best.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool celebrates with Jurgen Klopp after the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United...

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