Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson curled home a beautiful strike as Scotland beat Lithuania 3-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Friday night.
Robertson started for Gordon Strachan’s side after missing the Reds’ final game before the international break due to the birth of his son.
Taking up duties on the left flank, the 23-year-old produced an impressive display in Vilnius, tirelessly bounding forward as one of Scotland’s key creative outlets.
His night was capped by a stunning goal on the half-hour mark, picking up a pass from James Forrest on the edge of the Lithuania penalty area and clipping it past a motionless Ernestas Setkus.
Stuart Armstrong had already opened the scoring, with James McArthur sealing the 3-0 win late on, but it was Robertson’s effort that hogged the headlines.
Scotland’s three points gives them hope of finishing second in Group F as they push for a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia, with England set to dominate qualifying.
Speaking to the Daily Record ahead of the game, Robertson attested to the increased quality at Liverpool to an improvement in his performances.
“Liverpool is another step up for me. Even the training is a different standard because you’re up against world-class players. It has really lifted my game,” he said.
“We’ll be winning more games than we lose and I haven’t had that too often, except the Championship season with Hull.
“In the Premier League we were always fighting relegation but now hopefully we’ll be up at the top of the league.
“If I can bring that kind of mentality to the Scotland squad, it will only help us.”
Scotland are next in action against Malta on September 4, find out how to watch the game here.