Jürgen Klopp talks why Liverpool Football Club opted to sign Scottish left-back Andrew Robertson for £8m from Hull City.
Liverpool have announced their third summer signing!
Andrew Robertson joins for £8m from Hull City to bolster Liverpool’s left-back ranks and provide competition for James Milner – Alberto Moreno is expected to move on this summer if the right offer is tabled.
The boss has already had his say on the Reds first defensive signing of the summer.
“For Andrew this is another big step on what has been a quite incredible personal journey in a very short space of time,” the boss told LFC.com.
I love his story; where he has come from professionally to reach this point. When you speak to him it is clear why he makes his progress. He has a burning love for playing football – he really loves the game. His attitude is outstanding – absolutely outstanding. His talent and skills – also very, very good.”
“He has experience of this competition, the Premier League, and he has the mentality and quality to get even better. I know our environment will benefit him and help him push himself even more than he has already. This is a player who does not limit his ambition, I think.”
Klopp was regularly forced to use James Milner at left-back last season and while the Englishman performed well in a foreign role, he wasn’t exactly provided heavy competition by Spaniard Alberto Moreno. Now however, Klopp believes he is ‘spoiled for choice’ when it comes to his left-back stocks.
“Obviously, James Milner did very well for us last season there and can play most positions on the football pitch. Alberto Moreno looks really good in pre-season and we have Jon Flanagan back, who can play left or right full-back,” explained Klopp.
“This signing strengthens us at full-back and I’m really pleased about this.”
You will be able to catch your first look at the Reds new No.26 in action when they head to Germany for the Audi Cup in early August.