Andy Robertson is the ‘full package’ and currently the ‘the best left-back in the world’, according to former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique.
Robertson signed for Liverpool from relegated Hull City three years ago and has since enjoyed a meteoric rise on Merseyside, helping the club to Champions League success last season and to the verge of an elusive Premier League title following a record-breaking start to the current campaign.
The Scotland international has scored twice and provided a further seven assists in the division this season, and Enrique was definitive when asked if Robertson is the best left-back in world football at present.
“Definitely. In the last two seasons, definitely,” Jose Enrique told LFCTV’s ‘Legends in Lockdown’.
“For me, he has everything. He has energy, the energy he has he makes you tired just looking at him sometimes in the games! How much he goes up and down the wing is unbelievable.
“The intensity, I love the intensity [in how] he plays the game, it’s unbelievable as well. And obviously the end product he has is really good as well, his crosses are amazing.
“He defends well as well, so he’s the full package really and I believe he’s the best left-back in the world for the last two years, definitely.”
Fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been similarly important to Jurgen Klopp’s side in recent seasons, setting a new record for assists by a defender in a Premier League season and trailing only Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne for creating goals this term.
Alexander-Arnold’s performances have seen the academy graduate emerge as the odds-on favourite to be named as the PFA Young Player of the Year, and Enrique was glowing in his acknowledgement of the 21-year-old’s talents.
“The same as I say with Andy Robertson, I say with Trent: he’s the best right-back in the world for the last two years as well and he’s only 21 still,” the Spaniard added.
“So many people want to know, ‘Let’s see if he can play in midfield’ and everything, and I say, ‘Why do you want to change him when he is the best already in his position, he’s still only 21 and he can improve so much in the position?!’
“Because he can still improve a lot, so imagine when he improves!”