Andy Robertson achieves two unlikely firsts for Liverpool after 274 Premier League games

Andy Robertson of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on May 05, 2024 in Liverpool, England.

Liverpool ended up having a slightly less riotous afternoon than anticipated, but it was nonetheless a result and performance against Spurs to lift spirits. With the focus now fully on giving Jürgen Klopp a fitting send-off, there was something like a party atmosphere on and off the pitch.

Even once Tottenham had halved the four-goal advantage Liverpool had built up, Trent Alexander-Arnold could be seen trying to lob the goalkeeper from the halfway line. It was a performance of renewed freedom, even though Klopp will be unimpressed with the manner in which hopes of a clean sheet once again slipped away.

A trademark 'ooooohhh' from Gary Neville said it all about how close Alexander-Arnold came to a truly special goal. But it was his full-back partner Andy Robertson who set some personal records.

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After Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring, Robertson was the one to double the advantage. A smart save prevented the Egyptian from doubling his tally, but the left-back was on hand for the simplest of rebounds, tapping into an open goal from mere yards out.

Maybe he even had time to stop and think about it, or maybe (and perhaps more likely) it was just the way the ball fell. But Robertson elected to finish with his right foot, which Andrew Beasley believes is the first time in his entire career he has netted with his weaker foot.

It also represents a fine vein of scoring form for Robertson. He won't remember his West Ham strike too fondly, given how that game turned out, but he has now netted in back-to-back Premier League matches.

Per Opta, that's the first time Robertson has managed that, in a Premier League career spanning 274 games. Overall, 57 of those outings came for Hull City, while the rest have been with Liverpool.

This is now Robertson's joint-most-prolific Premier League campaign. His three goals equals the tally he amassed in 2021/22, after he opened his account for the current campaign against Wolves in September. says: Robertson holds the record for assists by a Premier League defender, in a real back-and-forth battle with Alexander-Arnold. But he's a reasonable goal threat too, generally good for one or two in a campaign.

Two goals in a week, however, is uncharted territory. And a few probably thought we'd be waiting another 274 games before seeing Robertson net with his right foot!

But his output is only a reflection of his strong performances over the run-in, all too often having to try and drive things forward on his own. Belatedly, he had support from the rest of his team against Spurs, and it was a real feel-good win.