Ex-Spurs striker Crooks picks 3 Reds for his Team of the Week
Garth Crooks selects Robbo, Gini and Bobby to his ultimate XI as the Reds defeated the Cherries 3-0 at Anfield.
"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."
Did you know? "Since his Liverpool debut in August 2017, Robertson has assisted more Premier League goals (11) than any other defender."
"Sickness and diarrhoea can sweep through a club like wildfire. So imagine when one of your star players comes to training suffering from the symptoms. Panic ensues! Not so with Liverpool and Georginio Wijnaldum. The Netherlands international insisted he could play and produced an outstanding performance against a Bournemouth side outclassed from start to finish."
Imagine genuinely thinking this Liverpool side are nervous and then seeing Gini Wijnaldum lob the keeper like that. It’s an absolute piss take how chilled they all are. 😂⚽️🔴— Adam Rowe (@adamrowecomedy) February 9, 2019
Did you know? "Since the start of last season, Liverpool have won 66% of the Premier League games that Wijnaldum has appeared in, compared to 50% when he hasn't."
"I could have picked any one of the 'red arrows' against Bournemouth. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were all magnificent and could have made my team. I've gone for Firmino because, without him, the team doesn't function quite the same. He makes Liverpool tick in the same way Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho used to. I also selected him just to prove (as rumour has it) that you don't have to score goals to make my team."
Did you know? "Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Roberto Firmino has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Liverpool player (70 in total - 45 goals, 25 assists)."