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Liverpool ace Andy Robertson delivers honest verdict on £102m Arsenal star amid ‘quiet’ claim

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has heaped praise on Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka

Liverpool star Andy Robertson has claimed that keeping Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka quiet was one of his finest moments last season.

The Scottish international enjoyed a stellar campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s side, netting three goals and providing a further 15 assists across all competitions. However, it is stopping Hale End academy graduate Saka during a 2-0 win that he claims he got the most confidence from during the 2021/22 campaign.

“The goal involvements have been big,” Robertson told The Times. “Not as much has been said about that, so maybe I have not taken as much confidence from that this season.

“I have taken more confidence from games where I have not had goal involvements. For instance, Arsenal away is always one I go to.

“I know how good Saka can be and I know in that game I managed to keep him quiet. That was not a big factor in us winning, but a big factor in Arsenal not winning because he is one who sets the tone for Arsenal

“He is so direct, creates chances and I know in that game I managed to keep him quiet.” Robertson is clearly a big fan of Saka, who is valued between €90million-€120 Million (£76million-£102million) by CIES Football Observatory following a season in which he scored 11 goals and also registered seven assists in the Premier League alone.

The 21-year-old has come on leaps and bounds over the last nine months, showing outstanding character to bounce back from Euro 2020 final heartbreak when he missed England’s decisive penalty during a shootout loss against Italy.

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