Andy Robertson may not have had as electric a start at Liverpool this season as some of our other summer signings, but the left-back has had the chance to show the team and fans what he can do in the past few weeks. With Alberto Moreno sidelined with an ankle injury in December, Robertson has finally seen successive appearances for the first team since joining the club from Hull in July.
The Scottish international credits his (relative) success on the team with the time he’s spent working with key members of the team, including James Milner.
“He has been really good with me,” Robertson told the club’s official website. “He is a model pro and everyone can take a leaf out of his book. He has helped me.”
“He has played at big clubs his whole career; this is really the first big club I’ve played at. From that point of view, he has got a vast amount of experience. He has just talked to me: don’t let my standards drop, be patient and keep working hard.”
“He helped keep my standards high and my head up when things were tough. There have been other boys as well; Henderson, the skipper, has been brilliant with me, talking and helping.”
Robertson recognises how much farther he has to go, but he’s also happy to take as long as it takes to get there.
“I’m here for a long time, I’m only three or four months into a long contract.” Robertson added. “I’ve got a lot of time to develop and become the finished article hopefully, which I’m nowhere near just now.”
“I knew myself I would have to be patient here, I was under no illusions. Luckily, I’m quite a patient person; as long as I’m working hard and I can see progress then I’m happy. When the games come I’ve got to try to take my chance.”