The Liverpool teenager who hopes to oust Jose Enrique next season

Jack Robinson Liverpool

Jack Robinson returns to Liverpool this summer following a very brief loan spell with Wolves.

He returns with a lot of experience under his belt, as well as a bit of heartbreak because Wolves’ downfall to League One from the Championship has been well publicised.

What that means is it more than likely would have made Robinson a very angry and determined young man, determined to show everyone at Anfield why Brendan Rodgers should drop Jose Enrique faster than a hot potato.

That heartbreak he’s experienced at that level is something which will work out positively for him, because he’s experienced a real low in professional football before his career has really started.

What Robinson has going for him is the fact that he’s played in eight different competitions for Liverpool, Wolves and England this season proving he can be very effective in a variety of different situations.

Enrique has had a fairly decent season but there is nothing in the Spaniard which should intimidate Robinson when it comes to trying to get a first team chance to impress in the Premier League over the next campaign.

When he does get that chance, the fact he’s only really got one other player to compete against suggests that if he plays well and continues to play well, that left back slot is his.

There is plenty about Robinson’s game which suggests that he could be a very effective left back for Liverpool, possibly having a similar effect that Ashley Cole has had throughout his career.

He seems to be an aggressive left back in the respect that he’ll get forward and provide extra width for the side when needed. He’s laid on three assists for the Liverpool Development squad this season, which is one of the most competitive groups of youngsters in the country.

His pace also means he’s quick enough to get back into position quickly and that’s the area that he’ll have to work on the most, showing Rodgers that he has improved.

One of the criticisms from his performances for the club in the League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League this season is the fact that sometimes he has left the rest of the defence exposed.

Rodgers has always been a manager that will give his Liverpool players a chance if they show a willingness to work hard, eradicate the errors from their game and respect Liverpool fully.

There is no reason why Robinson can’t hit the ground running over pre-season and heading into the 2013/2014 season, possibly forcing Enrique out of the side or into a more advanced left midfield role.

It comes down to how much pressure Brendan Rodgers is placed under in the transfer market because Robinson gives him an extra defensive option, when he may prefer to send him on loan to turn him into a better player for Liverpool.

Do you expect Robinson to feature next season or should he go out on loan again?

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