Move Over Salah, Fabinho And Van Dijk THIS Liverpool Player Is The Recent Star Of The Show
Liverpool regained their seven-point advantage over Manchester City with a battling 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday, but while the Reds' juggernaut is firmly back on track with their quest for Premier League glory re-igniting, there is one player that has escaped the limelight recently.
Mohamed Salah's penalty proved the difference between the two sides and the Egyptian superstar produced another stunning performance in attack for Jurgen Klopp, while the main man taking the plaudits on the south coast on Saturday was Fabinho, who produced a sublime defensive display alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Taking to central defensive duties like a duck to water, Fabinho - aided by the brilliance of van Dijk - sparkled in Liverpool's back-line and Klopp now knows he has an able deputy to the likes of Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren, who have all picked up injuries of late.
However, while the triumvirate of Salah, Fabinho and van Dijk snaffled the plaudits it was Andy Robertson that showed once again that he is the best left-back in the Premier League, and he is turning into one of the finest full-backs in the world.
During the 90 minutes Robertson made three tackles (more than any other Liverpool player) and two interceptions which just highlighted his solidity in defence. But, it's not just the Scottish international's qualities at the back that have seen him catapult into a star, as he made 77 passes during the game - of which 65 were successful.
Of those 65 passes, 34 were successful in Brighton's half of the pitch, so it just shows the quality Robertson offers down the left-hand side for Liverpool in attack, and while his performances can often slip under the radar, with very little cover in that position then Liverpool must enjoy watching the stunning Scot perform with exuberance and class.
Having started in 20 of the 21 games he's been in the Premier League matchday squad, Robertson needs to be handed a rest at some point by Klopp, if Liverpool venture into the latter stages of the Champions League again, but he is most certainly one of Liverpool's unsung heroes and can become a club great if he continues on his current path.