BBC pundit Danny Murphy does not believe Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney will ever reach Liverpool star Andy Robertson‘s level of performance.
The two Scottish internationals have been compared by rival fans over the past year, but Murphy cannot see Tierney matching Robertson’s level of consistency:
“No. Robertson just has an unbelievable, consistent performance level and mentality. The fitness he has got and the quality in the final third, I say no because the level is so high.”
“He has set the bar as a left-back remarkably high. “He is in the top three in the Premier League for assists and what both fullbacks are doing at Liverpool is phenomenal. But Arsenal have got a really good signing there in Tierney and he is only going to improve.”
It must be pointed out that there is only three years between the two players. Robertson is 26 while Tierney is 23, but their records as senior players show the differences between them.
Since arriving one Merseyside three years ago, Robertson has scored four goals and provided 30 assists in 127 appearances.
Tierney, meanwhile, if we include his last two seasons playing for Celtic in a lower profile league, has bagged six goals and contributed 21 assists in 118 games.
The Arsenal defender will need to show he can produce the type of numbers that Robertson has been collecting in the Premier League on a regular basis, to be ranked on the same level.