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Klopp Eager To Be Part of Andy Robertson’s Story

The boss spoke highly of Liverpool’s latest signing, the Scottish left-back from Hull.

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One of the lowkey signings of the summer has been the acquisition of Scottish left back Andrew Robertson from Hull. A bright and talented kid who may have quite the future ahead of him, with the right kind of coaching. Liverpool bought Robertson from recently relegated Hull City in a deal that amounted to about £10 million after add-ons - although with the sale of Kevin Stewart to the side, came out to something like £2 million and that’s a pretty great deal. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp recently spoke about the 22 year old defender and his hopes for the future.

"We're really happy about [the transfer]. He's still a young lad with a very special story behind him,” Klopp told the Echo. Robertson was released by Celtic’s Under-15s before getting picked up and making his professional debut at 18 by Scotland’s Queens Park. It was through this transition that he moved on to Dundee United in 2013, and then moved to Hull City a year later.

"He started later in his professional career and has made unbelievably big steps,” the boss continued. “You don't find a lot of these players, and when you meet them one time, you see there is a lot more to come.

"He's good, he's had two really good seasons at Hull, and [last season] he got relegated but that can happen with Hull.

"He's on a really good way and I'm looking forward to being a part of this."

Whether or not Robertson will start over current, begrudging, left-back James Milner remains to be seen, but the lad will be wearing the number 26 shirt while doing so. Either way, we’re all looking forward to what the Scottish international can bring to the squad and to a position that has sorely needed shoring up.