Danny Rose has named Liverpool star Andr Robertson as the best left-back in the world and lavished praise on the 26-year-old’s rise over the past two to three years.
It is fair to say that few would have rated Robertson above Rose three seasons ago but the two players have had different career trajectories since then.
Since completing a move from Hull City to Liverpool, the Scottish international has gone from strength to strength.
Rose was considered one of the best left-backs in the league until 2017 but injuries and a loss of form have seen the England international performances deterioate (Football.London).
The defender, who is currently on loan at Newcastle, revealed that he is looking to catch Robertson.
Speaking to the Scotsman, Rose said: “He’s (Robertson) been the best left-back in England and, maybe, Europe for the past two years.
“For me, he is the one I’m looking to catch, without a doubt. He is the best. Andy Robertson looks like a freak of nature. I watch him play and in every game, he gives the same commitment. His consistency levels are extremely high. He is just brilliant.
“We played Hull City four or five years ago at White Hart Lane and Robertson was playing for Hull, as was Harry Maguire.
“I wouldn’t have noticed Robertson at that time if I’m being honest, but he then moved to Liverpool and he has been the best left-back for them.”
The 29-year-old also admitted that he has been a fan of Arsenal star Kieran Tierney since Brendan Rodgers altered him to the Scotsman during his time on loan at Watford.
When asked about Tierney, the Spurs full-back said: “I tried to watch the Celtic games in the Champions League when they were on the television. Brendan Rodgers said at that time that Kieran was one of the best in Europe.
“As soon as Brendan said that, then I took an interest in him. I feel very sorry for him this season as he’s had a bit of bad luck with injury. I do rate the two Scottish left-backs very highly but Robertson is the best.”
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At 29 years of age, Danny Rose should really be in his prime at the moment. However, it is sad to see how much his game has deteriorated over the past few years. He hasn’t been helped by the injuries and mental health issues he has faced off the pitch. Hopefully, the England star can get back to his best in the next couple of years, even if it is unlikely to be at Spurs.
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