By Scott Mason – @ScottMason00
Liverpool have put the pressure back on Manchester City to not drop any points after a convincing 5-0 win over relegated Huddersfield Town on Friday night.
Naby Keita opened the scoring for the Reds with just 15 seconds on the clock. Sadio Mané headed in the second in the 23rd minute and the third came just before the half time whistle courtesy of Mohamed Salah. The duo continued their push for the golden boot as both notched a brace in the 66th and 83rd minute respectably.
Salah and Mané aren’t the only pair in competition with each other, however. Fullbacks Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are currently battling it out in a friendly bet on who will reach the most assists throughout the season.
With both fullbacks putting in a top performance against the Terriers, it was the Scot who impressed the most. Robertson, signed from Hull for as little as £8m, showed one of his biggest qualities is his crossing, a trait evident in the win over Huddersfield.
The 25-year-old picked up two assists thanks to his crossing abilities. The first came after Robertson’s pinpoint cross met the head of a leaping Sadio Mané, while the second arrived in the form of a low cross.
The captain of the Scottish national team found himself behind the Huddersfield backline after a deft pass by substitute Xherdan Shaqiri reached his feet. The No.26 then simply squared the ball to Mo Salah who scored into an empty net.
Whilst the offensive attributes of the Scottish fullback where magnificent, he was also impressive defensively despite not having much to do. The Glaswegian kept a clean sheet, won his only tackle of the game and recovered the ball four times for his side.
Robertson’s display on Friday night was excellent in every aspect and proved why he was rightfully included in the PFA Team of the Year. The Scotsman personally will also be happy to have gained an extra assist over Alexander-Arnold in their battle for the most.