West Ham ace Jarrod Bowen raved about Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson, when speaking exclusively to the club’s official website.
The Hammers and Reds stars played together for three years during their time together at Hull City.
Robertson, 25, is now widely considered to be one of the best attacking left full-backs in world football.
In 115 games for Liverpool, the Scotland international has racked up 24 assists (Transfermarkt) – very impressive numbers for a defender.
And Robertson has been in excellent form this season.
In 26 Premier League appearances this term, the former Hull man has racked up six assists, created nine ‘big chances’, has made 43 tackles, 44 clearances, 163 ball recoveries, five blocks and zero errors leading to goals for the opposition (premierleague.com).
If Bowen does start for West Ham against Liverpool, he is likely to come up against Robertson, and the 23-year-old told the club’s official website just how much respect he has for the Scot:
“Robbo and I used to train against each other all the time and we’ve had a lot of battles! He has come on leaps and bounds since then and I have as well, so it will be good if I can go up against him. We had a year when we were up against each other every day and some days I’d have good days and some days he’d have good days. That’s just part and parcel of it, so hopefully I can catch him on one of my good days on Monday!”
West Ham fans are crying out for David Moyes to start Bowen against Liverpool on Monday night.
The Hammers paid big money for the 23-year-old in January. And Moyes must show some intent by throwing him in from the start at Anfield.
And if he does, it will be intriguing to see how he fares against his former Hull City teammate.