Date: 20th August 2017 at 10:31pm
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Liverpool are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Andy Robertson in the one nil victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend at Anfield was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Robertson as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘Now this lad looks promising. It’s been a long time since Liverpool have had a full-back with a left foot like Andrew Robertson. His crosses, against a Crystal Palace side much better organised and purposeful than they were last week against Huddersfield, reminded me of Germany and Hamburg legend Manny Kaltz. Although Kaltz was a right-back, his quality of crossing was legendary and Robertson appears to have that ability. The young Scot also looks comfortable on the ball with an eye for goal – a feature clearly demonstrated when he forced Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey to tip the ball over the bar at full stretch. The issue is, of course, can the full-back defend? Palace didn’t really test him, but better teams will. Robertson is obviously part of Liverpool’s future, unlike midfielder Philippe Coutinho. There is no doubt that Coutinho has already mentally left Anfield and the club would be foolish not to accept his position. However, what the Reds don’t have to accept is any old Barcelona offer. They are perfectly entitled to squeeze every last penny out of this deal, and when they do finally settle on the transaction – and they will – I hope it makes Barcelona’s eyes water.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Robertson for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the win.

Full Team:

Jack Butland (Stoke City), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Eric Bailly (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Jese Rodriguez (Stoke City).

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