Ashley Cole highlights Andrew Robertson as the Premier League’s best left-back this season

Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole believes Andrew Robertson can be considered as the best left-back in the current Premier League campaign owing to his tireless workrate on both ends of the field. The Scotland international has only been with the Reds for the past 19 months but during this period, he has transformed into one of the most consistent defenders in the top-flight.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Cole praised the qualities of the former Hull City defender and said that the Scotsman can be regarded as the most consistent performer from the left side of the backline, he said: “He’s been brilliant. I think he’s definitely been the best left-back in the Premier League this season. His work rate, how he gets up and down and with five assists already I think he’s only going to get better.”

Despite this, “there have been question marks regarding the defender’s defending with just seven fouls committed this term“ but Cole’s compatriot Jamie Carragher has not been impressed with the needless statistic brought to the fore, he said: “When a defender has only one yellow card all season, when he’s only made this many fouls. Sometimes I think there’s nothing wrong with giving “someone a whack now“ and again or getting a yellow card. I’m not massively impressed when I hear those things.”

Liverpool have recently stumbled with back-to-back Premier League draws and this has reduced their advantage over Manchester City at the top to just three points. The Merseyside outfit are scheduled to face Bournemouth at Anfield in their next league game but before that, they could find themselves dropping to the second place on goal difference. The Citizens are scheduled to play a preponed game against Everton on Wednesday night and a victory would propel them to the top of the summit.