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Andy Robertson

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by LFCRebel, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. LFCRebel

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    Don't know much about this fella bar the fact he's Scottish and a left back. Hopefully a full back more Steve Finnan than Moreno.
     
  2. Ron1892

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    This poor lad is fucked before he even signs for us , for a number of different reasons . One being he is not foreign. Two being he played at Hull last year and people will turn their noses up at him. The third being half of our fan base does not want him signed .

    I seen some of the highlights of Hull's last few games last season and he looked decent going forward and was able to defend too. He does like to get forward and has a bit of pace to his game. He managed to nab a goal or two as well.

    I can't see him replacing Milner this season, next season maybe . Good to have competition and extra squad dept too and all for under £10 mill.
     
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    You forgot to mention he only cost 8 mil so he must be shite
     
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    Sure mind the crap Bertrand wasnt good enough and everyone wanted moreno.. I don't knw much fella,I hope the pressure doesn't get to him..stays off social media he will be fine
     
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    Liverpool FC complete Andy Robertson signing

    The Scotland international put pen to paper on a long-term contract at Melwood on Friday after completing a medical.

    Speaking shortly after completing his move, the 23-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com: “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.

    “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.

    “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.”

    http://www.liverpoolfc.com/amp/news/first-team/269167-liverpool-fc-complete-andy-robertson-signing
     
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    I honestly think we have a decent left back on our hands for the first time in ages!
    Not including Milner in that as he's done brilliantly and will prob remain first choice in the short term future but I really like what I've seen of Robertson and am very hopeful!
     
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    Jürgen Klopp has paid tribute to the 'incredible personal journey' undertaken by Andy Robertson prior to sealing his move to Liverpool today.

    And the Reds boss believes the defender's meteoric rise proves he has the necessary characteristics to ensure he continues progressing at Anfield.

    Just four years ago, Robertson was earning a living as a supermarket cashier and working at Hampden Park while playing in the fourth tier of Scottish football with amateur outfit Queen's Park.

    His performances for the Glasgow club earned him a move to the Premiership with Dundee United, where he continued to excel and gained PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year recognition before sealing a switch to Hull City.

    Robertson has since established himself as a capable Premier League performer, leading to 15 senior Scotland caps and his move to LFC.

    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," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

    “I love his story; where we 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.

    "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."


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    Klopp regularly used the versatile James Milner in Robertson's preferred position of left-back last season as the Reds sealed a return to the Champions League.

    And the manager says he is now spoiled for choice in that area as he gears his squad up for a more packed fixture list this time around.

    "This addition gives us fantastic competition in the left full-back position now," he added.

    "Obviously, James Milner did very well for us last season there and can play most positions on the football pitch. Alberto Moreno looks really good in pre-season and we have Jon Flanagan back, who can play left or right full-back.

    "This signing strengthens us at full-back and I'm really pleased about this."
     
  8. Ron1892

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    Klopp hails Robertson's 'incredible personal journey

    Jürgen Klopp has paid tribute to the 'incredible personal journey' undertaken by Andy Robertson prior to sealing his move to Liverpool today.

    And the Reds boss believes the defender's meteoric rise proves he has the necessary characteristics to ensure he continues progressing at Anfield.

    Just four years ago, Robertson was earning a living as a supermarket cashier and working at Hampden Park while playing in the fourth tier of Scottish football with amateur outfit Queen's Park.

    His performances for the Glasgow club earned him a move to the Premiership with Dundee United, where he continued to excel and gained PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year recognition before sealing a switch to Hull City.

    Robertson has since established himself as a capable Premier League performer, leading to 15 senior Scotland caps and his move to LFC.

    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," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

    “I love his story; where we 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.

    "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."

    Klopp regularly used the versatile James Milner in Robertson's preferred position of left-back last season as the Reds sealed a return to the Champions League.

    And the manager says he is now spoiled for choice in that area as he gears his squad up for a more packed fixture list this time around.

    "This addition gives us fantastic competition in the left full-back position now," he added.

    "Obviously, James Milner did very well for us last season there and can play most positions on the football pitch. Alberto Moreno looks really good in pre-season and we have Jon Flanagan back, who can play left or right full-back.

    "This signing strengthens us at full-back and I'm really pleased about this."

    http://www.liverpoolfc.com/amp/news...hails-robertson-s-incredible-personal-journey
     
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    Never knew that he'd progressed that quickly, certainly shows determination and is a credit the fella.

    Hopefully he's got the desire and ability go a fair bit further :)
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if Klopp looked for a reference from his supervisor at Tesco to ensure he had the right attitude:)

    I've no real knowledge of this lad,looked decent the couple of times I've noticed him though.I think Milner is solid enough at left back so I'm not too worried either way.He either takes the spot which means he's doing well or he doesn't and we've a reliable player in the position anyway.
     
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    Don't know much about him, but in my opinion it will be hard for him to be worse than Moreno!
     
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    Some rise over the last 4 years.

    Seen a bit of him and strikes me as someone who suits Wing Back more than standard full back. At LFC though it's almost like a Wing Back espicially at home.

    Actually think in last 10 years Enrique was as close to a decent left as LFC have had. Aurelio was decent but man always injured.
     
  14. Ron1892

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    In today's market 8-10 mill for a young Scottish player is excellent . Look at what Walker is going for.

    Delighted with this deal .
     
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    Finally a left back at the club. Him and Milner are 2 good options to have out there.
     
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    Going to be a great signing for us.
     
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    Andrew Robertson's Premier League season by numbers:

    119 crosses
    97 clearances
    55 interceptions
    36 tackles won
    2 assists
    0 defensive errors
     
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    Liverpool defender Andy Robertson: 'I was at the bottom of the game - that drives me on'

    Most successful sports people can recall one crossroads in a career, an event that made the difference between turning professional and reciting the “could have been a contender” speech.

    For Liverpool’s new £10 million left-back Andy Robertson, there is already a catalogue of such defining moments.

    At 15, Robertson was told by Celtic he was too small and timid to play at the highest level, a crushing disappointment he says inspired him to prove the sceptics wrong.

    By 18, now working in the corporate department at Hampden Park while playing amateur football for Queen’s Park, Robertson was given a deadline by his supportive but realistic parents; secure a professional contract in the next 12 months or consider alternatives.

    Whatever challenges face him at Anfield, Robertson is used to playing for the highest stakes.

    “For the first few years when I was in the youth side at Queen’s Park it was fine because I was still at school,” says Robertson.

    “I was grateful to my mum and dad because [after leaving school] they said, ‘We will give you this season to try and push on and make that dream a reality, but after that you might have to look at other options’. I was going down the line of needing to apply for university or college or maybe becoming a PE teacher or something in sports science. Queen’s Park was amateur so you do not get paid. You need to make a living with that.

    “I worked in Hampden Park taking phone calls and [ticket] orders for games. We trained twice a week at night and played games on Saturday, so I was working 9 to 5 and then having to train.

    “There was a guy, Andy McGlennan, who had worked at Queen’s Park for years and he was high up at Hampden so sorted a lot of the boys out with jobs. He looked after us and made sure I had some money in my pocket with a bit of hard work. He knew what the dream was and helped me.”


    Rejection by Celtic, Robertson’s boyhood side who as a fan he watched knock Liverpool out of the 2003 Uefa Cup (his father grew up worshipping Kenny Dalglish), left a scar. “There was a transition going on at Celtic at the time where a new head of youth had come in. I didn’t fit the bill,” said Robertson.

    “He came from Motherwell, who were full of big lads and were physical. That wasn’t my game. I was small. I’m not big now but it took me time to grow and fill out.

    “He saw a small guy playing centre-mid, left-mid or left-back who was quite weak. To be fair I was, but I believed in my ability.

    “That was the first time I had anyone doubt me. Tommy Burns [the former Celtic manager and head of youth development] was great with me and when he died it hit everyone hard. He was different class with me, he liked me as a player, he liked me as a person and he could see what potential I had.

    “He sadly passed away and Celtic went another route afterwards, one which was hard on some players, but good for others that maybe didn’t fit Tommy’s vision.

    “Being rejected was quite hard because I was a Celtic fan from birth. It took nearly a full season to get over that disappointment. My first year at Queen’s Park, I just wasn’t good enough, but that tough period shaped me.

    “I’ve had a few doubters since then, but you’ve just got to continuously prove them wrong because if you are, it means you’re doing things right. Looking back on it now, being released was the best thing that could have happened to me.”

    So has there been any contact from those at Celtic’s academy who made such an expensive mistake?

    “I don’t want them being in touch just because of what’s happened now,” he says in the luxurious surrounding of Liverpool’s German training camp in Rottach-Egern.

    “Would they be in touch if it worked out the other way and I was a PE teacher somewhere? No.”


    Robertson could not have imagined it was his response to this childhood setback, thriving at Dundee United and Hull City, that caught Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s attention as much as his stylish full-back performances.

    Klopp empathised with what he described as the 23-year-old’s “incredible personal journey”.

    “The manager wants to know the person as well as he knows the footballer,” said Robertson. “He was asking me about my story. He told me about himself and wanted to know all about me.

    “I saw the quotes when I signed for Liverpool and he obviously liked my journey from the bottom of Scottish football to where I am now. It has driven me along.”

    The Anfield interest in Robertson pre-dates Klopp – he was first under consideration two summers ago – but he left an impression on the German coach when shining for Hull last season.

    Robertson lived with the rumours of a Liverpool bid for a while, but said he only felt sure of their interest once an offer was made. “It’s hard because there are scouts at every game. They can tell your agent or whoever they are looking at you, but you never really know,” he said.

    “I’m sure they go there with an open mind and it is about who catches their eye. That’s the nature of football. You don’t take too much attention until there is a formal bid. There was a lot of speculation about it but that’s football. You just need to get your head down, work hard and make it a reality.

    “When Liverpool come in it’s a no-brainer and with a manager like here, the first time I spoke to him I was taken away by him and his plans. Obviously I’ve played against his side and know how hard it is against Jurgen Klopp’s team. I want to be part of that team and make it hard for teams to break us down and beat us. A team like Liverpool you are not going to turn down. I couldn’t wait to get here once the fee was agreed.”

    Robertson will have an immediate chance to impress during Liverpool’s German tour due to a thigh injury to James Milner, who will not feature in the three games. Many believe Roberston will initially be Milner’s deputy, but the youngster has loftier ambitions.

    “I’ve come here wanting to be first choice,” he said. “Obviously it is up to the manager as the competition will be big for the position, but it’s one where I’m hoping to come out on top. I don’t like it if I’m not part of the starting team. I don’t like sitting on the bench even when it was very rare at Hull to rest during cup games. I’m not a good spectator, I’m a nightmare when I’m injured and I’m not playing.

    “I respect the other players and I know how good a job they can do but I’ve just got to bring my A-game and hopefully it’s enough for me to first choice.”

    With rival Premier League clubs paying £50 million for overlapping full-backs, Robertson could become one of this summer’s bargains. He laughs at the thought of a £10 million purchase being seen as such.

    “I wouldn’t quite say that,” he said. “We know over the last few years that football’s been a bit crazy. The investment all around the world that is making people spend kind of silly money. I think it’s going to keep going up and up.

    “You don’t focus on the price tag, you just try to focus on when you get there. The players, themselves, can’t control that. If you’re a wee bit more expensive then there’s maybe more pressure on you, but when you come to big clubs like this one, there is always pressure on you.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football...fender-andy-robertson-bottom-game-drives/amp/
     
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    Played very well today, very hopeful for him.
     
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    Very impressed, time will tell if he can defend as was great attacking
     

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