Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Hull City over a potential deal for Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson in a bid to finally solve their problem position and the latest is that a fee of to £10m after add-ons has been agreed between the two clubs.
According to Sky Sports Robertson has returned from Hull’s pre-season camp in Portugal. The 23-year-old has played 15 times for Scotland since his senior debut in 2014, scoring his only goal to date against England at Celtic Park that same year.
Liverpool have been linked with Robertson on and off for the past few seasons, with interest from Anfield picking up again once more as the 2016/17 season drew to a close.
Versatile midfielder James Milner was forced to fill in at left-back for the whole campaign after manager Jurgen Klopp lost faith in the often defensively suspect Alberto Moreno.
Spaniard Alberto Moreno who has so much potential going forward but just lacks the positional sense to make it at Liverpool playing the high tempo / high press system. Often seen slow to react when the opposition springs a counter attack.
After a few poor performances, which to be fair started way before the awful Europa Cup Final loss to Sevilla, was dropped from the side. Sitting in the bench being filmed doing ‘bottle flips’ rather than studying how he could get back into the first team many fans were surprised he wasn’t moved on in January. If it wasn’t for Klopp’s positive comments about his training we’d all have given up hope months ago.
The hard working ‘defender’ Robertson arrived at Hull in 2014 when the Tigers were newly promoted to the Premier League. He then helped the club return to the top flight with Championship promotion and subsequently played 33 of Hull’s 38 Premier League games last season.