‘HE CALMED US’: ANDY ROBERTSON HAILS ‘OUTSTANDING’ LIVERPOOL DEFENDER AFTER WIN AT NEWCASTLE - Now soccer
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‘HE CALMED US’: ANDY ROBERTSON HAILS ‘OUTSTANDING’ LIVERPOOL DEFENDER AFTER WIN AT NEWCASTLE

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Andy Robertson has hailed Liverpool defender Joe Gomez for his performance during his side’s stunning 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Sunday at St James’ Park.

It’s never easy for a defender to come on, away from home, when your team is losing, so it’s probably even more difficult when your side is down to ten men, but that’s the situation Joe Gomez faced.

After Liverpool conceded an opening goal to Anthony Gordon, their captain was shown a straight red card for bringing down Alexander Isak, with Jurgen Klopp opting to take Luis Diaz off for Gomez to try and counter his team being down to ten.

Andy Robertson had a first-hand view of it all and he stated that when Gomez came onto the pitch, he ‘calmed us down’ and he was ‘absolutely outstanding’, as he told Premier League Productions (27/08/23 at 6:40 pm).

It needs to be noted that the 26-year-old isn’t a first-choice centre-back these days, not even a first-choice change, because it was Joel Matip who replaced the injured Ibrahima Konate today.


Despite all of that, the England defender has enough experience in his legs and he proved it by putting up a performance that left his teammate mightily impressed.

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“I thought Joey was absoutley outstanding,” said Robertson. “I thought he came on, in a difficult moment, we are 1-0 down, we just went down to ten men, the crowd are up and it’s only looking like it’s going one way.

“But Joey calmed us down, if I am honest. He started getting his foot on the ball. Started playing his passes. I thought he was tremendous. I thought he was exceptional 60-70 minutes, for however long he played.”

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“I thought Joey was absoutley outstanding,” said Robertson. “I thought he came on, in a difficult moment, we are 1-0 down, we just went down to ten men, the crowd are up and it’s only looking like it’s going one way.

“But Joey calmed us down, if I am honest. He started getting his foot on the ball. Started playing his passes. I thought he was tremendous. I thought he was exceptional 60-70 minutes, for however long he played.”

This was the Liverpool of old

In years gone by, you wouldn’t have been surprised if Liverpool pulled off such a win, against such a team, in a hostile environment.

But given how this current side has been performing during the last 12 months, added to Newcastle’s own rise, then this performance might have even surprised their own fans.

Either way, it’s a deserved win and perhaps a much-needed boost for a team whose fans aren’t exactly overjoyed with the transfer business they are conducting this summer.




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