Liverpool youngster Luke Chambers has shared what Andy Robertson told him before he left the club in January to join Kilmarnock on loan.
Speaking with Killie TV about his move, the 18-year-old revealed he was reassured by the Scotland captain before he joined the club for the remainder of the season.
“Robbo actually rang me and said I would be fine here,” Chambers said.
“He told me, ‘Good luck, smash it, and just enjoy it really, just get all the experience you need’.
“I have played a lot of minutes in the past month and I feel I am at my peak sharpness. I am ready.”
Chambers excelled on his debut
Yesterday, the left-back started his first ever senior game, just days after arriving at Kilmarnock.
Providing an assist for the winning goal of the game, his new manager was full of praise for his ‘outstanding’ performance.
Speaking to the club’s media after their 1-0 win over Dundee United, Derek McInnes claimed: “36 years ago I made my first senior debut and I certainly didn’t play as good as him!” he said. “He was outstanding. He looks about 13 but he plays like a 30-year-old! He’s so mature, he’s so calm with his defending, his decision making on the ball was very good, his choice of passes, his choice of crosses, none more so than for Danny’s goal and he’s fitted in brilliantly.”
At 18 years old, Chambers has a long way to go until he is challenging for a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team.
However, his potential is clear to see, so hopefully this loan will do him a world of good before he returns to Merseyside in the summer.