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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2440 on: December 17, 2018, 06:17:10 AM »
Running out of superlatives for this guy here. He's been an absolute revelation

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2441 on: December 17, 2018, 07:55:39 AM »
Clearly it didn't take 20 years considering Riise was our starting LB for a good part of 7 seasons. Aurelio was quality but his problem were injuries. Jose Enrique was good before he did his knee in.
We've had our fair share of quality LBs haven't we. And Andy's right up there with the best of them. With still room to improve, too.

Andy's got five lungs though, so there's that. No one else've had five lungs, just two. In that aspect everyone else've been mere mortals.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2442 on: December 17, 2018, 08:10:11 AM »
Hesder to deny Fellaini was crucial

Was great, even managed to avoid the corner! A proper all round left back.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2443 on: December 17, 2018, 08:28:43 AM »
Clearly it didn't take 20 years considering Riise was our starting LB for a good part of 7 seasons. Aurelio was quality but his problem were injuries. Jose Enrique was good before he did his knee in.

Yes and no. We haven't had a left back who was fit, who could both attack and defend at pace for over 20 years. There's always been something to interfere. Carragher obviously wasn't one, Riise was a better midfielder than fullback, Fabio was brilliant but would so often break down just as he was getting into top form and Enrique was good for 6months and completely tailed off after that; with odd moments in Rodgers first season.

I don't think it's unreasonable to say that it's been far too long.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2444 on: December 17, 2018, 08:39:46 AM »
 best left back in the world bar none.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2445 on: December 17, 2018, 08:41:41 AM »
I was expecting a good, honest left back. I was not expecting an absolute monster who is incredibly solid at the back and an absolute menace in attack. I have a feeling he will start to add a few more goals in the second half of the season too.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2446 on: December 17, 2018, 08:43:00 AM »
also ot but any links for the cl draw? isnt it happening now? cant find a thread for it
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2447 on: December 17, 2018, 08:43:18 AM »
best left back in the world bar none.

I would say Mendy when fit runs him close.  When fit?

He'll be on corner practice tomorrow morning!

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2448 on: December 17, 2018, 08:51:38 AM »
I would say Mendy when fit runs him close.  When fit?

He'll be on corner practice tomorrow morning!

i don't think id feel as assured. mendy is neither as consistent nor as defensively sound as robertson. plus his off the field antics and like you said hes constantly injured.

jordi alba maybe a close call but id still take robbo.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2449 on: December 17, 2018, 08:57:13 AM »
I would say Mendy when fit runs him close.  When fit?

He'll be on corner practice tomorrow morning!

Mendy has had some shockers. He can't defend.

The only two that come close is Marcelo and Alaba at Bayern.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2450 on: December 17, 2018, 09:15:06 AM »
Mendy has had some shockers. He can't defend.

The only two that come close is Marcelo and Alaba at Bayern.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2451 on: December 17, 2018, 09:17:22 AM »
also ot but any links for the cl draw? isnt it happening now? cant find a thread for it

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2452 on: December 17, 2018, 09:37:37 AM »
He's a better overall player than Riise, but Riise scored goals.
A few (most?) of those while playing in midfield, right?

Robertson is a class above all the left backs that I can remember playing for us. Aurelio was really good, but terribly unreliable with injuries, and didn't come close to Robertson's energy and stamina. Robertson's quicker, and his passing just gets better and better. He's very clever on the ball and his composure is improving all the time, from an already high level. Just a brilliant allround footballer.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2453 on: December 17, 2018, 09:42:07 AM »
He is comfortably the best fullback in the world (Never mind left back)

It genuinely isn't up for debate either. No other fullback in world football is putting out 9/10's minimum every single game. I think he's had one bad HALF in his Liverpool career so far.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2454 on: December 17, 2018, 09:51:00 AM »
Is he still running up and down that left wing? Utter dominance of that flank both defensively and offensively. And he does it game in game out.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2455 on: December 17, 2018, 11:12:58 AM »
Kind of ridiculous how good he is

A triumph for scouting in the age of analytics (there was nothing in his numbers at Hull to suggest he could be this good)

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2456 on: December 17, 2018, 01:10:03 PM »
Don't think that back post header to stop Fellaini at 1-1 should be forgotten

Brilliant defensive alertness and amazing technique to head that away clear... the sort of thing you just would not see Moreno do. That's why this lad is so class; most full-backs are only effective at one end of the pitch these days

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2457 on: December 17, 2018, 02:10:09 PM »
A few (most?) of those while playing in midfield, right?

I'm convinced that was the case with JAR. Almost all the games I can remember him being a standout in were playing as a LM or wingback. He was alright at left back but I honestly just don't recall him ever coming close to Robbo-maybe his first season under Houlier but again I'm sure that was playing left wing.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2458 on: December 17, 2018, 02:15:17 PM »
He is comfortably the best fullback in the world (Never mind left back)

It genuinely isn't up for debate either. No other fullback in world football is putting out 9/10's minimum every single game. I think he's had one bad HALF in his Liverpool career so far.

Couldnt agree more. Absolutely world class, one of our best players and we've got some brilliant fucking players nowadays.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2459 on: December 17, 2018, 02:25:27 PM »
He attacks the space ahead of him so well, has no qualms about just bombing forward into a gap if it's there, really catches teams out.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2460 on: December 17, 2018, 02:28:45 PM »
Just done an 80 yard sprint, jogged back and 2 seconds later required to bomb forward again?

Oh just let me get my head down and get the fuck on with it.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2461 on: December 17, 2018, 02:30:02 PM »
The flicked header to keep Fellaini at bay and his general defensive tidiness is tremendous. Born to play for us, love to see him score one soon.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2462 on: December 17, 2018, 02:36:53 PM »
Kind of ridiculous how good he is

A triumph for scouting in the age of analytics (there was nothing in his numbers at Hull to suggest he could be this good)

This.

What a guy, I absolutely love him - not sure how analytics would show potential in a position like LB but whoever scouted him did a bloody amazing job, hope they got a raise!
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2463 on: December 17, 2018, 03:13:25 PM »
would like him to get a game off here or there during the festive period - maybe Newcastle at home?

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2464 on: December 17, 2018, 03:37:49 PM »
would like him to get a game off here or there during the festive period - maybe Newcastle at home?

Aye would be the best time to use Moreno.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2465 on: December 17, 2018, 04:02:23 PM »
would like him to get a game off here or there during the festive period - maybe Newcastle at home?

I loved Klopp laughing in a press conference about giving him a whole 8 hours off when he didn't play against Burnley. Robertson was likely disappointed not to be in the team, even though he was coming off a dead leg.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2466 on: December 17, 2018, 04:09:09 PM »
Some players shrink when surrounding by better quality, others thrive. Robertson is firmly in the latter category

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2467 on: December 17, 2018, 04:52:21 PM »
He's like a toy mouse when he receives the ball into his feet and you see him gearing up, wind him up and he'll explode on a 30 yard forward dart

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2468 on: December 18, 2018, 12:47:00 AM »
Saw him in town today carrying his son. I was goosed after yesterday on the Kop and carrying 2 bags.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2469 on: December 18, 2018, 12:52:14 AM »
Genuinely can't think of a left back I'd rather have playing for Liverpool, surely swapping Kevin Stewart for this lad was the heist of the century?

Global swindle.

And to think that acid mouth Mourinho actually conceding that Robertson ran them ragged.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2470 on: December 18, 2018, 09:19:45 AM »
Kind of ridiculous how good he is

A triumph for scouting in the age of analytics (there was nothing in his numbers at Hull to suggest he could be this good)
Didn't Ben Arfa wax lyrical about him when he was at Hull on loan?
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2471 on: December 22, 2018, 11:38:41 PM »
Letting his standards drop of late without doubt. There were 4 last night, 6 last week and 3 the week before at Bournemouth, were blades of grass were not covered. The kids needs to start upping his game.


Its all a bit disappointing if am honest.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2472 on: December 22, 2018, 11:43:42 PM »
Do you have access to xBoG/90 stats?
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2473 on: December 22, 2018, 11:55:29 PM »
Letting his standards drop of late without doubt. There were 4 last night, 6 last week and 3 the week before at Bournemouth, were blades of grass were not covered. The kids needs to start upping his game.


Its all a bit disappointing if am honest.
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2474 on: December 23, 2018, 01:47:10 AM »
He owns that left flank. Absolute beast.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2475 on: December 23, 2018, 01:03:06 PM »
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2476 on: December 23, 2018, 01:06:46 PM »
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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2477 on: December 23, 2018, 01:11:19 PM »
Kind of ridiculous how good he is

A triumph for scouting in the age of analytics (there was nothing in his numbers at Hull to suggest he could be this good)

We know the club has access to cutting edge analytics (they have physics phds on the books doing the modelling) that simply isnt available to us, so its quite possible they picked up information that doesnt come through in the measurements popularized.

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« Reply #2478 on: December 23, 2018, 01:13:06 PM »
We know the club has access to cutting edge analytics (they have physics phds on the books doing the modelling) that simply isnt available to us, so its quite possible they picked up information that doesnt come through in the measurements popularized.

We've got scouts all over the world, probably had LFC Scouts in Scotland during his time up there that kept an eye on him, then scouts up in Hull that were saying similar things to the fellas up in Scotland.

Etc...

Apparently he was sensational up in Scotland before his move to Hull... I didn't really pay attention to his time at Hull so can't comment on that, but it was well known that he was a huge talent up in Scotland.

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Re: Just Fucking Robertson...
« Reply #2479 on: December 23, 2018, 01:16:34 PM »
We know the club has access to cutting edge analytics (they have physics phds on the books doing the modelling) that simply isnt available to us, so its quite possible they picked up information that doesnt come through in the measurements popularized.

Liverpool always had cutting edge analytics it was called ' The Boot Room'