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THE SUN OUT. THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT0 Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool with Andy Robertson of Liverpool at the end of the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield on March 05, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Paul Merson says Andy Robertson has been a better signing for Liverpool than Fabinho

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Paul Merson has just named Andy Robertson as Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s fifth-best signing since he took charge of the Reds back in 2015.

Appointing the German as the club’s manager is arguably the best decision Liverpool have made since the turn of the century. Klopp has truly revolutionised the Reds and has made them one of the best in the world now.

One of the biggest reasons why Klopp has been so successful at Liverpool is the recruitment. Most of the club’s signings, especially since 2017, have turned out to be excellent buys.

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Robertson, who joined the Reds for just £8 million from Hull City five years ago (BBC), is arguably the best bargain they’ve secured.

Paul Merson suggests Andy Robertson has been a better signing for Liverpool than Fabinho

In his column on Sportskeeda, Merson named the Scotsman as Klopp’s fifth-best signing at Liverpool and wrote: “Andy Robertson came from Hull City and is a player any other team could have signed because he was right there in front of their eyes.

“It’s not like Liverpool’s scouting team unearthed a hidden gem from the far depths of Brazil, but you once again have to appreciate Jurgen Klopp’s vision because he counted on the Scotsman to do the job for his team. He’s been an unbelievable signing for them, and to think they signed for a meagre £8 million is just baffling.

“Robertson has been a consistent presence in the Liverpool backline and he very rarely gets rag-rolled by opponents, while he is one of the best crossers in the game. He is very direct and makes a massive impact on both ends of the pitch.

“I considered the likes of Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum, but Robertson gets the nod due to his consistency and for the fact that he turned out to be a massive bargain.”

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Robertson really has been a sensational signing for Liverpool. Klopp has helped him go from being a relegated £8 million player to arguably the best left-back in world football in just a few years.

Since joining the Reds in 2017, Robertson has played 223 times, scored eight goals and has provided a staggering 52 assists, which is an unreal record for a defender.

He has helped Liverpool win every single competition that they’ve played in as well, and if he continues to perform as well as he has done over the last five years, he’ll surely win many more trophies.

Fabinho has been a sensational signing for Liverpool as well, but when you consider how little Liverpool paid for Robertson and how good he has been since, we can’t help but agree with Merson – the Scotsman has been the better signing.

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