Liverpool have officially completed the signing of Hull City and Scotland left-back Andrew Robertson in a deal believed to be worth £10m.
The new no.26 had a medical at Melwood this week after being granted leave from Hull’s training camp in Portugal and has put pen to paper on a long-term contract.
“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.”
Being part of the Liverpool family
“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.”
Proving he can make the jump in level of quality and expectation.
“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.”
Klopp’s thoughts on Robertson
For Klopp, the never-say-die attitude displayed by the full-back en route to Anfield shows that there is even more to come.
“For Andrew this is another big step on what has been a quite incredible personal journey in a very short space of time.”
“I love his story; where he has come from professionally to reach this point. When you speak to him it is clear why he makes his progress. He has a burning love for playing football – he really loves the game.”
Attitude and experience – he can get even better.
“His attitude is outstanding – absolutely outstanding. His talent and skills – also very, very good. He has experience of this competition, the Premier League, and he has the mentality and quality to get even better.”
“I know our environment will benefit him and help him push himself even more than he has already. This is a player who does not limit his ambition, I think.”