Today we would like to talk about Liverpool’s left-back Andrew Robertson, as the Reds travel to Barcelona for their Champions League semi-final encounter.
Andrew Robertson was born on 11 March 1994 in Glasgow. He started his career at Queen’s Park, an amateur club based at Hampden Park in his home town, making his debut in 2012.
At the same time as he was trying to make it as a professional footballer, with all the attendant stresses and pressures, to earn a little money Robertson would often do shifts in the ticket office when a big event came around.
In June 2013, however, the young full-back finally made it to the Scottish Premiership signing for Dundee United.
Andrew Robertson 2016/17 stats
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Robertson immediately became a part of the starting eleven and scored his debut goal in his seventh game for the club. And what a goal it was, he ran from his own half before sending a low left-foot drive into the goal from 22 yards.
The youngster reached the Scottish Cup Final in his only season at Dundee, but unfortunately, the Terrors lost 2-0 to St. Johnstone.
At the start of the 2014-15 season, Andy Robertson moved to the Premier League, signing for Hull City in a £2.85 million transfer deal.
He spent three seasons with the Tigers which had their ups and downs. They got relegated in 2015, but immediately returned to the Premier League, as the Scottish international played a vital role in Hull City’s promotion.
In his final season with the club, Robertson suffered another relegation, but Jurgen Klopp saw something in the promising left-back and decided to bring him to Anfield for an initial fee of £8 million.
And that’s how Andy Robertson who started out in the Scottish amateur league, suddenly found himself in one of the greatest football clubs in Europe.
His path might be a lesson in how to design a career, the ideal way to create a footballer who learns, proves himself and comes out the other end as a fine player and decent person.
Salah and Mane might make the headlines, but Liverpool's two fullbacks are also breaking records.
Michael Owen sums it up perfectly, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold "have been brilliant!" pic.twitter.com/fMYrzPD6qe
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Robertson quickly established himself as first choice left-back for Jurgen Klopp and during his two years at Anfield has become the best player in his position in the Premier League.
The Scottish international is a hard-working footballer who always gives his best for the team. He is good and strong in defense, while his attacking abilities are his best weapon. Robertson is a quick and fast full-back who possesses excellent cross, having made 13 assists across all competitions in the 2018-19 campaign.
He reached the 2018 Champions League Final in his first year at Liverpool (lost 3-1 to Real Madrid) and will face Lionel Messi and Barcelona in the semi-finals of this year’s campaign.
At the international level, Robertson has made 28 appearances for the Scottish national team. In September 2018, he was appointed as Scotland captain by manager Alex McLeish.