It’s hard to find better value for money in the transfer market than Andrew Robertson.
Costing a reported mere £8 million from Hull City, the left back who nobody saw as particularly remarkable at a lesser side has shown himself to be without question up for the challenge at Liverpool, His terrific attacking work was to be expected, but his mistake free defensive performances took many by surprise, showing himself to be the ideal modern well rounded full back in his debut season at Anfield.
And it looks like he’s going to be here for many years to come, with The Mirror reporting that Robertson is set to sign a new contract.
Despite the Scot currently having another three years left on his deal, the report claims that Liverpool are wasting no time in getting him to extend, with the claim that he will be earning around £60,000 per week, almost double that of his existing deal. This would seem to be part of a wave of contract extensions, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Rhian Brewster among those who signed up this summer. Reports also suggest that Sadio Mané may soon join this list.
Getting Robertson to commit his long term future for Liverpool would certainly be a positive, even if there isn’t a suggestion of interest from elsewhere. At age 24, the left back is only now coming into his peak years, and there’s no reason to think we won’t see the best of him for the length of any new deal.
Having been a problem position for pretty much the entire Premier League era, Robertson has almost made us forget about left back. He’s first choice, he’s good, and that’s that. At no point since he made the left back position his has it felt as though Alberto Moreno or James Milner might be a better option.
Andy Robertson is good. Keeping him around would be good. That’s about all there is to it.