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Saluting Our Captain Andy Robertson

Date: 28th December 2022

Andrew Robertson picked out Mo Salah with a lovely pass to set up the Egyptian in scoring for Liverpool in their 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

That assist made Scotland captain Robertson the Premier League’s assist record holder. He has now created 54 assists, beating previous record holder Leighton Baines. 

It proves what we’ve already known about Andy; he’s committed to the cause and loyal to his teammates. 

I know some Scotland supporters have differing opinions regarding the twenty-eight year old. I feel some unfairly compare his performances for his national side to those he produces at Liverpool. Liverpool are a squad specifically purchased at a hefty cost to suit world class Jurgen Klopp’s game plan. With Scotland you need to play with more discipline and with a different standard of teammate. It was the same with Darren Fletcher. 

The fact we have another top class left back in Kieran Tierney makes things awkward at Scotland too as Tartan Army boss Steve Clarke tries to get the two into his starting eleven. When Robertson recently missed a couple of Scotland games, Tierney moved to left back and had a superb outing. Sparking the debate about dropping Andy from the starting team. 

Robertson has now won himself 60 caps, again showing his commitment to the cause. He’s definitely passionate about playing for Scotland and that shows. I don’t think we really appreciate how good and committed Andy is when it comes to representing his country. 

Here’s hoping he can repeat the his biggest international feat, qualifying for a major tournament, and get us to Germany in 2024!

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