Liverpool’s odds of signing Hull City defender Andrew Robertson have been cut by Sky Bet.
The 23-year old left-back has been linked (Daily Mirror) with a move to Anfield and now, the odds of Reds signing Robertson fell to 5/2, making us the second favourites for his signature.
Fellow Premier League outfit Watford FC, who recently entered the race for the signature of the Tigers’ full-back, are third favourites after being placed at 7/2, while newly promoted Newcastle United are at 5/1 and EFL Championship club Derby County are priced at 20/1.
However, we could soon emerge as the favourites to complete the transfer, if Burnley sign Charlie Taylor from Hull’s Yorkshire rivals Leeds United. The Clarets are close to signing the 23-year old left-back with his contract with Leeds set to expire in a few days’ time and if that move goes through, they will drop out of the race for Robertson, leaving us in the pole position to push a move through.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is in the market for a new left-back to challenge veteran James Milner and a lot of names have been linked with a move to Anfield over the past month or so. With Alberto Moreno too set to leave the club, after he was deemed as surplus to requirements, a new left-sided full-back is a top priority.
The Kop Times Verdict
Robertson has been an important member of the Hull side in the past few years and had a fairly decent last season, despite his team going down to the Championship. He made a total of 39 appearances, in which he managed to find the back of the net on one occasion and set up three more goals for his teammates.
With just a year left on his current deal with the Tigers, the club are resigned to losing the Scotland international in the summer and as per Hull Daily Mail, they are looking for a fee in the range of £8 million. At that price, considering his age and ability, Robertson could turn out to be a shrewd addition for us. But, we will need to fight off interests from a host of Premier League clubs.