Andy Robertson is the best left-back the Premier League has seen since Ashley Cole, according to Garth Crooks.

The Scot was magnificent as Liverpool saw off Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday, returning to the top of the Premier League momentarily.

It was just the latest star showing from the left-back, whose influence both on and off the pitch at Anfield is enormous.

Robertson has unquestionably been one of Jurgen Klopp’s best signings as Liverpool manager, with the 24-year-old playing at a world-class level currently.

Somebody who is a huge admirer of the Scotland captain is Crooks, who selected him in his Team of the Week on BBC Sport.

He believes there hasn’t been a stronger left-back since Cole – a huge compliment to the Liverpool man:

I just love watching this kid play. Apart from anything else, he has nerves of steel.

The ball he played for for Georginio Wijnaldum to score was just wonderful and the side-foot volley when Sadio Mane should have scored was just sensational.

There is nothing more frustrating for a striker than a full-back who offers nothing going forward and I’ve played with enough to know.

Robertson is a striker’s dream and the best I’ve seen since Ashley Cole.

Robertson joined the Reds for just £8million from Hull City back in 2017, which now looks a bargain.

He would get into most teams in Europe and will be one of Liverpool’s most important players in the title run-in.