Liverpool defender Andy Robertson hails ‘special’ Arsenal star Kieran Tierney

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has hailed 'fantastic' Arsenal star Kieran Tierney
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has hailed ‘fantastic’ Arsenal star Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has hailed ‘fantastic’ and ‘special’ Arsenal star Kieran Tierney.

Tierney, 23, is beginning to establish himself as a key player for the Gunners following his £25million move from Celtic last summer.

Robertson shares a dressing room with Tierney while on international duty for Scotland and says he is an ‘excellent’ player.

There is a debate within Scottish football on how current manager Steve Clarke can get the best out of both Robertson and Tierney and the Liverpool star admits he is ‘sick’ of the comparisons, while heaping praise on the Arsenal defender.

‘I’ve spoken to KT before and I think we’re both sick to death of the comparisons,’ Robertson told the Lockdown Tactics podcast.

‘He is a fantastic player. I watch him a lot and he’s excellent at what he does. He’s had his injury problems but he’s back now and looks really fit and special.

‘What would I do [if I was Scotland manager]? I honestly don’t know. That’s up to the manager.

Robertson has praised his Scotland team-mate
Robertson has praised his Scotland team-mate (Picture: Getty)

‘There’s a few ways of doing it. We’re just two players playing at a good level. Maybe it’s a conundrum for managers but there’s ways of doing it.’

Robertson and Tierney came up against each other on Wednesday night as new Premier League champions Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal.

Speaking after the defeat, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp said: ‘We have to learn from it, 100 per cent.

‘We’ve had sloppy moments before and not been punished for it but this is good because we have to learn from it. Credit to Arsenal for being there and using it.

‘I can’t make something negative from something so positive, we get the points we deserve and we will see how many that will be.

‘These boys played an exceptional season, nobody can take that away from them.

‘I’m disappointed and angry about a few things but the game was good, the attitude was good, but we took a break and that is why we lost the game.

‘That is football, someone is surprised these boys are human beings – I am not. From time to time they are not perfect.’

Arsenal face Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday, while Liverpool host Chelsea next Wednesday.

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