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Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face Wolves at Anfield, with the Reds hoping to score three points to keep the pressure on Tottenham Hotspur, who are currently ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side in the on the table on goal difference.
The Merseyside club picked up a major 1-0 win against Ajax in the middle of the week to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
One man who will be key to whether Liverpool can secure the three points at Anfield is Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson.
The former Hull City man was injured during the week but completed the full 90 minutes, with Klopp suggestion at his press conference earlier this week that he would probably be fit to play Old Gold.
If he starts, the 26-year-old will have to be in his prime if he wants to keep the Wolves’ attackers calm during the game at Anfield.
Robertson was praised by former Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio earlier this year, with the Brazilian saying:
“He is a complete player because physically he is capable of going forward and backward, he defends very well.
“He’s fast, so his one-on-one is good and defensively that is very important in Klopp’s scheme. He moves forward very easily.” (by Liverpool FC)
Can Robertson top Adama Traore?
The Wolves have a plethora of attacking options on the wing, despite Diogo Jota joining the Reds this summer, with Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Adama Traore capable of causing trouble for Liverpool’s defense.
Traore in particular caused a lot of trouble for Liverpool in their 2-1 win at Molineux last season, with Klopp full of praise for the Spanish winger after the game, saying:
“[Traore] it can’t be played in a few moments, it’s amazing. What a player, not only is he, but he’s very good ”. (by objective)
His performance in that exhibition earned him an impressive 7.7 rating despite the defeat, while Robertson picked up a 6.42 rating as well as a yellow card, so it could definitely be argued that Traore outpointed Liverpool’s left-back that night.
While the 24-year-old hasn’t been as impressive as last season so far this season, scoring and assisting in his 10 top flight appearances, he has still averaged a solid 6.85 rating for his performances, so he’s likely to remain a threat Sunday if he plays.
However, if Robertson can play to his best ability and keep Traore calm Sunday afternoon, then there is no reason the Reds could extend their undefeated home run in the Premier League.
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