The current Liverpool backline is the best backline that the club have had in decades. Not only is it one of the meanest defences in Europe but the two full backs have been smashing assist records in the Premier League. The left side of this defence has recently discussed his future plans, Andy Robertson has said he would love to retire at Anfield but has refused to rule out a return to Celtic.

Andy Robertson has refused to rule out retiring at Celtic.

Andy Robertson has refused to rule out retiring at Celtic. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

A bargain buy

Andy Robertson will go down as one of the best value signings that the club have made since the turn of the century.

The Scotsman was brought in from a relegated Hull City for a measly £8m in 2017. Since his arrival he has gone from strength to strength, winning the Champions League, Premier League and earning the captaincy of his country.

Just three years under Jürgen Klopp has transformed the former Scottish fourth tier full back into one of the very best wide defenders in world football.

Unfinished business

It is unbelievable to think now but Robbo was actually dropped by Celtic aged 15. The wing back then had spells with Queens Park and Dundee United before moving to Hull City.

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The Glasgow side is still close to the defender’s heart, Robertson has refused to rule out a return to Celtic. Speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times the Anfield hero said:

“I’ve found my home at Liverpool and I love playing for this club. If I could retire at Liverpool then I’d bite your hand off for it now. In an ideal world I’d want to retire here.

“When I was younger I wanted to play for Celtic and give my best years to Celtic. I didn’t want to be hanging on and going there at 33 or 34 when I knew my best years were gone.

“It might be something I’ll need to think about at some stage. I still follow Celtic and they still have a place in my heart.”

What RTK has to say

Would we love to see Robbo retire at Anfield? Of course. Would we hold it against Robertson if he returned to Celtic? Of course not.

Your boyhood side are your boyhood side, you can’t change that. We have all dreamed of playing for the Reds at Anfield, Robbo has the same feeling towards the Bhoys – we can’t deny him that.

There has always been a special affinity between Liverpool and Celtic, it would be heartwarming to see him realise his dream after giving his best years to the Reds.

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