Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson made a crucial block from Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck to prevent the Blades scoring the opening goal yesterday.
Fleck had turned Fabinho inside out before firing a shot at Adrian’s goal, but the goalkeeper didn’t need to be called into action as Robertson threw his body to get in the way of the strike. Supporters on Twitter were praising the fullback for his crucial intervention:
Great play by Robertson- a game saver.
— JWC292 (@jwc292) 28 September 2019
That was colossal considering the timing
— SSBlackCoffee (@SSBlackCoffee1) 28 September 2019
Big moment, great defending!
— Sam (@AsamKiani) 29 September 2019
Announce lifetime contract. After all, he's the essence of everything Liverpool!
— mayank nikunj (@manx4u) 29 September 2019
Superb, wot a block ! @andrewrobertso5 that’s why we love you ❤️⚽️👍🏻
— lesley-ann tomlinson (@lesleytomo) 28 September 2019
— Chuks Mane🎙➡🌎 (@ChuksMultiP) 28 September 2019
That Robertson's vital block was the only reason we won this match. Sooooo vital like vitamilk
— Ndiefo Daniel (@klinhandz) 28 September 2019
This Robertson block geeez I stood up to applaud him 🙌
— Ziggy (@Gerald_yea) 28 September 2019
We really couldn't do it all without him… #LFC
— Lost Sophist (@Lost_Sophist) 28 September 2019
How on earth Marcelo was chosen on team of the year instead of this guy kills me. Andrew has been too good by far.
— Saidislom Ruziev (@SaidislomBek2) 28 September 2019
Robertson had been unfairly criticised after giving away a penalty in the 2-0 defeat to Napoli and his performance at Bramall Lane showed what he is all about.
Many pundits see the 25-year-old’s key strengths in the attacking third with his supreme crossing ability, but he is arguably just as strong defensively and was on hand to make an important challenge.
With the Reds securing a hard-fought 1-0 win, they can thank Robertson and the defence for keeping up their 100% start to the season.