Liverpool may finally be close to finding a solution to the position which has given Jurgen Klopp a headache for over a year. The Guardian say that the Reds are in the final stages of talks with Hull City over left-back Andrew Robertson in an £8 million deal which could be concluded shortly.
He looks set to become the club’s third signing of the transfer window, following in the footsteps of Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah, and will arrive having impressed last season despite the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League last season under Marco Silva.
What role will he have at Anfield?
It’s expected that Robertson will rotate alongside James Milner, rather than replace him. With the added pressure of Champions League fixtures to handle if Liverpool pass through their qualifying game in August, Klopp is reluctant to overload the experienced versatility man in 2017/18.
The club had initially eyed Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell as a younger alternative but found that the asking price demanded by the Foxes was too high. As such, Robertson has been targeted as a player of a similar mould in that he has youth on his side at 23 years of age and will continue to improve and develop at Anfield.
Is he good enough?
Robertson was one of few bright sparks for Hull last season and has been ever since he arrived from Dundee United for £2.85 million in July 2014. His assured and strong defensive displays, added to a strong attacking contribution, show no reason for Liverpool fans to be concerned.
He also boasts substantial experience, having already tallied up 14 caps for the Scottish national team since making his debut in 2014. He continues to improve to this day and with his dribbles down the wing he will offer a different option to that provided by the ever reliable James Milner.
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