Former Liverpool prospect and Sheffield United midfielder Jack Robinson has sent an emotional message on social media in regards to the Reds parting way with their iconic Melwood training ground, which has been the club’s home for the best part of 70 years.
Robinson, 27, came through the ranks at Anfield as a youngster and clocked up 11 appearances for the first-team, and has stated on Instagram that he is ‘sad to hear Melwood will be closing’.
When Robinson posted his message in regards to Melwood’s closure, his Sheffield United teammate Oli McBurnie issued a cheeky response to the left-back.
In his reply, McBurnie wrote: ‘Did you play for Liverpool bro?’
Robinson was a highly-rated prospect during his time on Merseyside. He joined the club in 2010 and enjoyed a four-year period where many thought he had the potential to become a first team regular.
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However, it didn’t quite work out for him and he has subsequently moved onto to enjoy spells with other clubs such as Blackpool, QPR and Nottingham Forrest before making the grade back in England’s top-flight with Chris Wilder at Bramall Lane.
With that said, Robinson should be credited having taken the longer route to Premier League stardom similarly to Wolves captain and former Liverpool star Conor Coady.
Of course, Robinson admits he would have changed a few things regarding his time on Merseyside, but one thing he doesn’t regret was his decision to leave.
“I regret not fulfilling my potential there, that I wasn’t there for longer,” he said, as per Sky Sports. “But something I don’t regret is the decision to move on.
“I needed to further my career as a footballer and also to learn a lot about life that I probably wouldn’t have learned sitting on the bench.”
Anfield has proven a terrific platform for a number of breakout stars in recent years with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones now established first-team regulars.
However, Liverpool cannot provide opportunities for everyone which is why it is refreshing to see players such as Robinson make a name for themselves following the disappointment of not quite making it at Anfield.
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