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Not Mane or Salah – Jurgen Klopp speaks out about £10m Liverpool star’s future

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to Andy Robertson after the left-back led Scotland out at Hampden Park for the first time during the international break.

Robertson, 24, endured a slow start to his Anfield career following his £10m move from Hull City last summer. However, he gradually picked up the tempo and has now made the left-back position his own.

Now integral to both club and country, Klopp has praised the defender for his hunger, desire and leadership abilities. Robertson’s first match as captain was one to forget as Scotland suffered their worst home defeat since 1973, losing 4-0 to Belgium on Friday. But that did not stop our gaffer from heaping praises.

“Andy is a fantastic fella. He is a very smart and nice person. He can be a leader in the future, 100 per cent,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.

“He made big steps in the last one-and-a-half years since we worked together. That’s really cool. He has made big steps in the last four or five years since he started his career. So it’s a nice story.

“He is still young but he is a leader already and he will be even better in that in the future.”

Robertson has enjoyed a remarkable rise over the last few years. After all, he was playing lower league Scottish football for Queen’s Park in 2013 after being rejected by Celtic early on in his career.

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The Scotsman is an attacking full-back, whose speed down the left flank is simply thrilling to watch. From getting rejected by Celtic to playing Champions League football for Liverpool, Robertson indeed has come a long way.

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