Barnes questions if Robertson is world’s best left-back given the rise of Davies

Barnes questions if Robertson is world’s best left-back given the rise of Davies


Robertson has been a consistent performer for Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

John Barnes says Alphonso Davies’ incredible season at Bayern Munich has raised questions over whether Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is still the best left-back in the world.

The Scotland international has played a key part in the recent success of the Reds, with his marauding displays at full-back helping fire them to Champions League and Premier League glory.

Meanwhile, at Bayern Munich, Canada international Davies has enjoyed a breakthrough season under Hansi Flick.

He showcased his enormous talent on the biggest stage with an unbelievable assist for Joshua Kimmich’s goal in the 8-2 mauling of Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Despite being a winger by trade, the 19-year-old has excelled at left-back, and Barnes believes his consistently good performances may have knocked Robertson off his perch for the time being.

‘I am not so sure if Andy Robertson is the best left-back at the moment, especially with the likes of Alphonso Davies coming through,’ the former England winger told BonusCodeBets.

Davies has burst onto the scene this season (Picture: Getty Images)

‘For me, you always need to show consistency over a period of time, which is something he has shown at Bayern Munich.

‘It comes down to putting someone in the right team, because I think that when you do find the right team that suits someone, they will thrive.

‘Alphonso Davies has been extremely impressive this season, and he is only 19 years old, so he has many years of success coming his way.’

Robertson also feels that Davies is a special talent and admits he’d struggle to repeat what the left-back did against Barca.

‘Don’t expect me to be doing that any time in a hurry,’ Robertson told BT Sport earlier this week. ‘That was just incredible. It probably took five or six of them out of the game with one passage of play.

‘Phenomenal player, somebody I enjoy watching and I think the whole world’s enjoying watching him at the minute and I’m not different.’

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