Liverpool are said to be closing in on their third signing of the summer, with Hull City left-back Andy Robertson expected to arrive in the near future.

Robertson is one of a number of a number of Hull players that will be leaving the club following their relegation to the Championship this summer.

On Monday evening Burns revealed that there were suggestions Robertson had left Hull’s pre-season training camp, presumably for a medical at Liverpool.

Liverpool’s attempts to sign a new left-back this summer have been extremely well documented, but it seems they have now settled on the signing of Robertson, who also came under consideration last summer.

The Scotsman is expected to complete his Liverpool transfer in the coming days for a fee in the region of £8m. Jürgen Klopp will be hoping that he provides good competition for the club’s current first choice left-back James Milner.

To get a better idea of the type of player the Reds are getting, Anfield HQ spoke to BBC Radio Humberside’s Hull City commentator, who has watched Robertson on a regular basis since his arrival at the club in 2014.

How impressed have you been with Robertson since his arrival at Hull in 2014?

I’ve been impressed, I’ve really  enjoyed watching him play (he’s a good sight tearing forward) and I’ve seen progress every season, so you can see he listens and learns. He also has heart and fire, desire and honesty about him. He also has pace.  He’s a lovely lad too and excellent with the fans and media.

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Have you always thought he’s capable of a step up to a top Premier League club?

Good question, I’ve always thought he was a Premier league player, but for a top club? Arsenal, I think, were watching him for some while and I can see why and I can see why Liverpool are taking him and if he continues his rate of development then he should make the step but there are a couple of things to work on (more of which later).

Where would you say he ranked amongst other left-backs in the Premier League last season?

That’s hard to answer because I wasn’t really making direct comparisons. He’s not the best and he’s not the worst.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – Wednesday, December 3, 2014: Hull City’s Andrew Robertson in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Do you think he’d suit Jürgen Klopp’s style of play?

Why not? If he didn’t, yer man wouldn’t be splashing the cash on him!

Do you think the rumoured £8m transfer fee is a fair price?

It may be a steal, if Man City are paying £50m+ for a right-back, then left-back’s are a rarer commodity.

How good is he defensively? A lot of the trouble Liverpool have had with Alberto Moreno has been his difficulties on the defensive side of the game.

That’s where he needs to develop, to be a real top-top player. Only my opinion, but he’s sometimes a little positionally naïve in the defensive areas, but hopefully that awareness will develop. He may need to just be a bit sharper sometimes with his first defensive pass out.

James Milner is expected to begin the season as Liverpool’s first-choice left-back, could you see Robertson eventually becoming first choice?

Yes, I don’t think he’ll like the word eventually. I think he’ll expect to have the shirt soon-ish.

Does this strike you as a good piece of business from Liverpool?

Yes. All transfers are a gamble but it’s one worth taking.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Hull City’s Andrew Robertson in action against Manchester City during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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What you you say his most impressive attribute is?

Pace and attitude.

What do you think he needs to work on the most?

See answer 6, but all the evidence suggests he’s bright and willing enough to work on all aspects of his game.


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