Liverpool have confirmed their third signing of the summer after securing the services of left-back Andy Robertson from Hull City.

Signing a left-back was one of the Reds’ top priorities for the summer window with Alberto Moreno expected to move on. Klopp wanted to give James Milner increased competition in what promises to be a busy campaign for Liverpool, with the return of European football on the horizon.

Robertson had a medical in Liverpool on Thursday and has now put pen to paper on a long term contract.

Jürgen Klopp will be hoping that he provides good competition for the club’s current first choice left-back James Milner.

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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.

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 £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.

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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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