Liverpool have today completed the signing of 23-year-old Andrew Robertson, the defender joins from Hull City for £8M with £2M in add-ons on a long-term contract.
Many Liverpool fans are questioning the move because Robertson come from a team that finished 18th last season and conceded 80 goals. The Scottish International made 33 Premier League appearances last season for Hull City, but failed to keep them in the Premier League.
Liverpool is in desperate need for a reliable left-back and has been for some years now. Andrew Robertson is a promising young left footed defender who has shown improvement in recent seasons. The defender is quick and has bags of energy, he has the stamina and work ethic to get up and down the left flank which won him the SPFA Young Player of the Year and got into the PFA Scottish Team of the Year in 2014.
Whoever was going to come in and fill that left-back position would come under huge pressure straight away, if Robertson makes the smallest mistake some Liverpool fans will think he’s another player to come and fail in that role. We Liverpool fans should support a player like Robertson even if he does make the odd mistake and see how Klopp gets the best out of him.
Squawka Football shared the stats of Andrew Robertson’s season with Hull City last season and the 0 defensive errors is the biggest stand out on there, hopefully that’s something he can bring to the Liverpool defense. To manage to get 119 crosses last season for a Hull side that got battered nearly every game is pretty impressive too, with good technical ability and a strong delivery into the box is certainly something Klopp is after.
The price of players in today’s market is starting to become laughable with clubs putting huge prices on their players, so to be getting Robertson for £10M seems to be a good barging. With him being left footed he provides something that Liverpool missed in the final third last season when it comes to crossing, with James Milner having to cut in on his right foot all the time.
Andrew Robertson may not be the world class player Liverpool fans was after, but he has the potential to become one. He is certainly an upgrade from Alberto Moreno, but only time will tell if his name will be down there with the Koncheskys, Cissokhos and Dossenas, or up there with the John Arne Riises of the world.