Ever since last season, following his stellar first year at the club, there have been rumours Liverpool were working on a new contract for Andrew Robertson. Today, he’s signed it, a new five-year deal to keep him at the club through 2024.
“As soon as the club came to me, it was a no-brainer for me,” Robertson said. “I want to stay here, so as soon as they put an offer on the table it was signed as quickly as that. It was a pretty easy contract for me and I’m sure for the club as well.”
It’s good news for the club and fans—and well deserved for Robertson. Having arrived from relegated Hull City in the summer of 2017 for just £8M, Robertson took a few months to settle in at his new club but hasn’t looked back.
Robertson’s career began at Celtic, but he was released at 15 as they considered him too small. He then joined Scottish League Three’s Queen’s Park FC and, unable to break into their team, was preparing to give up on football.
Planning for a life that wouldn’t involve football, he had enrolled at university when he was finally given his first team chance at Queen’s Park. From there, Dundee United, where he won the PFA’s young player of the year award. Then Hull.
Now, at 24 and a mainstay in Liverpool’s league leading defence, he’s widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s best—and perhaps even its very best—left backs and amongst Europe’s top players at the position.
It’s been a long, winding, and rather unlikely road for Robertson from Celtic cast-off who couldn’t get a game in the Scottish third tier to Liverpool star. A new deal acknowledging that development is more than deserved.