Andy Robertson the Red
Liverpool have completed their third summer signing as Andrew Robertson makes a move from Hull for a total transfer fee of £10 Million (£8M intial fee up front and £2M in “add-ons”). The 23 year old played a total of 115 times for Hull and even scored 5 times. Now, he’s eager to make his name at only his second English football club. His earlier days saw him playing for Queen’s Park (in Glasgow) and Dundee United.
Robertson has been given squad number 26 to wear for Liverpool. Not really a number that’s representative of any specific position, so in case you didn’t know – he’s a defender. Specifically, a left back. He’ll be competing for places in the squad mostly with left sided defensive players such as James Milner and Alberto Moreno, assuming Moreno doesn’t get sold off in the summer. Just trying to make the team and becoming a regular starting 11 pick for Jurgen Klopp should be a challenge, but one that Robertson seems happy to accept.
Andy gave a full statement about his feelings for Liverpool and seemed to be rather hopeful for the future here at his new club:
“It feels a wee bit surreal just now. Obviously I’m delighted. There’s been a lot of speculation over the last couple of weeks but I’m glad that the deal’s finally been done and I’m a Liverpool player.
“My family are proud of what I’ve achieved so far and they’re all over the moon with the move, as well as me of course. We’re all just looking forward to being part of the Liverpool family now.
“There’s not many, if any, more special clubs than Liverpool. When you grow up as a kid you dream of playing with big clubs such as Liverpool and to make that a reality is a dream come true for me.
“I just want to prove to people that I can do it at this level, and hopefully I manage to do that this season and go on to do good things for this club.”
Robertson has represented Scotland at international level ever since he was part of their Under 21s squad. He’s played 15 times for the senior Scotland squad and even scored once for them, too. Not bad for a defender.
Anyway, we’re all glad to have with him with us at Liverpool now and You’ll Never Walk Alone, Andy Robertson!
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (more than 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s