Is This Scottish International The Key To Liverpool’s Left Back Problems? A Closer Look

 

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With Liverpool working hard to bring in players on the cheap, such as the signings of Joel Matip and Loris Kauris, there is a growing concern about the positions of the defenders at the club with the likes of Kolo Toure already having gone and Martin Skrtel on the way out of the club.

This would leave Liverpool with Mamadou Sakho as one of the players in the central defence but his participation next season depends on whether he will be suspended for the weight losing drugs he used. The situation in the left-back role isn’t any better with Alberto Moreno not doing all that well and Brad Smith being too inexperienced to take up the starring role at the club.

The Reds seem to have picked out another player to sign for their left-back position and this time, instead of going to Germany for Jonas Hector or France for Raphael Guerreiro, they are sticking with Andrew Robertson of Hull City.

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Who is he?

Robertson was born in Glasgow and had a stint as a youngster with Celtic before he was let go. Focussing more on his education, the youngster did get a call-up to the Queen’s Park team and made close to 40 appearances in 2012-13 season before being signed by Dundee United, where he excelled.

He played 44 games for the side and scored five goals, that got Hull City interested and he moved to the Premier League side before getting relegated but the side have bounced back to the Premier League and it could be time for the Scottish star to make a big move to Liverpool.

Robertson was actually one of the best players in the Championship last time around and his 52 appearances for Hull City prove that he is an integral part of the team as well. Steve Bruce certainly will have his work cut out in trying to keep the star, if Bruce does stay as manager though.

Liverpool’s issue with the left-back role could very well be solved by 22-year-old defender. He is great in his role and can hold up against some of the best in the league, though it will be interesting to see if he does do better this season with Hull.

He can also play a little advanced to help the team in attack and that would be something that Liverpool need as their full-backs often dash forward during games. There is one issue with his gameplay and that is he isn’t the greatest with his right foot but that is a small issue to worry about.

Jurgen Klopp has been looking at far more expensive options when the right player could be right here within the land, Andrew Robertson could be the simple yet right option for the Reds.

Written by Kevin Harrison

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