There has been plenty of hype regarding the performances of Liverpool summer signing Mohamed Salah and rightly so. The Egyptian has scored 40 goals for the Reds and been a star for Jurgen Klopp’s side. But there was another signing made last summer that also deserves plenty of recognition. Andrew Robertson has been in fine form for Liverpool since his move from Hull City.
The Scotland international cost a fee in the region of £8 million, as reported by the Independent. He has since proved an absolute bargain and finally solved the troublesome left-back problem at Anfield.
But Liverpool’s local rivals Everton must surely be kicking themselves at not making a move themselves.
Everton were linked with the player before. Back in January 2014, Roberto Martinez was said to want the player from Dundee United – as reported by the Daily Mail. Of course, that deal never happened, as Robertson instead headed to Hull.
By the time he was on his way out of the Tigers, now a proven Premier League talent, Martinez was gone and Everton did not make a move for the player.
Robertson’s brilliance in the position has been seen in full-motion by the Everton fans. The Scot was arguably Liverpool’s best player when Everton were knocked out of the FA Cup by the Reds in January.
This season left-back has been an issue for Everton. Leighton Baines’ injury record has seen Cuco Martina play much of the campaign out-of-position on the left.
Baines is not getting any younger and Everton will, soon enough, have to replace him. Robertson would have been the perfect man for the job but he is now proving that very fact at their biggest rivals.
Everton certainly missed a trick on this occasion.