Liverpool are close to completing a deal for Andrew Robertson of Hull City for a fee of £8million, according to the Mirror. The 23-year-old Scot left the training camp for the Championship side in Portugal and is expected to seal a move to Anfield soon.
Robertson has been on our radar ever since Hull were relegated from the Premier League. Andy is primarily a left-back and is expected to slot into the first-team and replace James Milner, who should play more games in midfield this season.
At least, the Scot will be a better option than Alberto Moreno and with such a low price tag, it is a bit of a steal compared to some of the other deals taking place. Robertson didn’t really set the league on fire last time around but he was one of the more impressive players for the Tigers and hopefully, he can grow into a world-class player for us. Albeit, this is a surprise move by the club as the Hull defender is not the most decorated names out there.
While we have been linked with big names in the past to solve our left-back problem, an economical option isn’t the worst deal in the world.
The reaction from our supporters on Twitter was mixed, to say the least as some hailed the deal as a smart buy while others criticised the fact that we couldn’t get a better player.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter, as the deal does seem to have split our fans:
Naby Keita “it’s always been my goal to play with Andrew Robertson” #LFC
— Paul Bond (@elninobond) July 18, 2017
He needs to earn the spot not be givin because Milner wasnt a left back. He did a good job there and Robertson needs to prove he’s better
— #StayStrongAppie (@Chris_V_LFC) July 18, 2017
#LFC to pay 10M quid for left back Andy Robertson. They already had Brad Smith & threw him on the scrapheap. Why didnt they develop him?
— Rick Pilkington (@Rickpilk) July 18, 2017
City sign Kyle Walker, @LFC about to sign Andy Robertson… makes sense to compete for trophies smh
— rory ward (@Rory_ward62) July 18, 2017
Hope this Robertson is decent. Need a solid LB for european football. Bin moreno
— Daniel Damarell (@damarell93LFC) July 18, 2017
Robertson has 0 defensive errors last season playing with Hull City.
That’s all I care about #lfc
— Coutinho10 (@LFC_Coutinho7) July 18, 2017
If Robertson has a functioning brain he will be an improvement on Moreno. #LFC
— (((James Dissent))) (@thedissent) July 18, 2017
People going on about how Robertson isn’t good enough for #LFC I have two words for them…. Paul Konchesky!
— Bradley Smith (@Br4d_Smith) July 18, 2017
Andrew Robertson 2016/17:
36 tackles won
0 defensive errors
— The Daily Football (@1football_daily) July 18, 2017
People kicking off about Robertson when he could be the best bit of Business we have done give him a chance ffs #lfc
— Adam Hitchcock (@houseman1992) July 18, 2017
Think the Andy Robertson signing is OK. No need to spend loads on a left back. Look at Luke Shaw… waste… #LFC
— Jack (@CaptainJacckk) July 18, 2017
Dont rate Robertson in the slightest bang average at best, but for 8-10mil its worth taking a punt on the lad hopefully im wrong on him
— Adam JFT96 YNWA (@AdnPaiLaynLFC) July 18, 2017
Robertson is a low-risk signing. If he does well we are sorted at LB for a long time. Also no Milner or Moreno at LB ♂️
— Aáron (@Bdach_LFC) July 18, 2017