Andy Robertson hopes to finish his career with Liverpool, he admits. The Scot went into detail for a recent interview.
Robertson spoke to BT Sport recently, where he answered a question on potential finishing his career back in Scotland.
The left-back grew up a Celtic fan but never played for the Bhoys, instead representing Queen’s Park and Dundee United before leaving for England.
But Robertson says he plans to retire at Liverpool, if it’s at all possible.
“My ideal situation just now is to retire at Liverpool,” he told BT Sport. “It’s going to be quite hard but I would love to be able to finish my career here. If I can keep my standards as high up to a James Milner type of age, I would be quite happy with that and call it a day then.
“I’d always said I would love to pull on the Celtic top to play; I obviously played for Dundee United, which I loved. Look, you never say never.
“You’re a long time retired, as they say, and I want to play as long as I can. If that’s finishing up in Scotland or at one point going up to Scotland, I’d be open to it. But my ideal situation is probably finishing and hopefully a couple more trophies at Liverpool.”
What RTK has to say
It would be our ideal situation, too. Robertson has become a truly outstanding left-back since joining Liverpool and there’s no good reason why he can’t keep things going for a long time to come.
He’s only 26, after all, and plays in a position that can benefit from age. The only thing he needs to watch is his energy levels. If Robertson can keep running for 90 minutes into his 30s, then there’s no reason to replace the Scot.
He mentions Milner as a player who made that happen and there’s no finer example. There’s no reason he can’t be bombing up and down that line at 33 if he follows Milner’s path.
But outside of being an outstanding player, Robertson is the kind of player you want at your club long-term. He’s incredibly likeable and works as hard as anyone – two traits that suit every club.
And there’s, of course, his wonderful partnership with Trent Alexander-Arnold. The right-back will likely be around for a long, long time and if Liverpool can keep that partnership going for a while, the team will thrive.
So we certainly hope Robertson gets his wish and sees out his career at Anfield.