The Rise of Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson

Liverpool’s marauding left-back from Scotland is undoubtedly among the best in the world at the moment. However, it wasn’t always this rosy for Andrew Robertson, who has risen in the world of football through sheer hard work and amazing consistency.

Robertson started his professional career with Queens Park in Scotland before moving to Dundee United, which laid his path for a career in England. It was at Dundee where he was first noticed by scouts from the Premier League before eventually being signed by Hull City in 2014. Despite Hull City’s inconsistent form and run in the Premier League, Robertson won many accolades for his consistency and displaying a maturity beyond his age.

Robertson’s performance in Hull’s final premier league season before relegation caught the attention of Liverpool and the rest, as they say, is history.

Andrew Robertson signed for Liverpool before the 2017/18 season and The Reds drew a lot of flak from opposition fans for signing a player from a relegated team. Having been signed as an understudy for Alberto Moreno, Robertson soon made the position his own, forming a fearsome partnership with fellow full-back Trent-Alexander Arnold.

The Left-back has since become one of the best full-backs in the world and was part of the Starting XI that won the Champions League in 2019 against Tottenham Hotspur. His strength lies in his innate passing ability allowing him to pick out Liverpool forwards in the box as well as his consistency and workhorse like capacity. The Scotland International has added goals and assists to his repertoire further fueling his stock in the world of football. Having been named in the PFA Team of the Year for 2018/19, he was hailed by Phil Neville as the best left-back in the world.

Robertson has gone from strength to strength in the current season scoring one goal and laying on a further 7 as Liverpool were marching towards their first Premier League title before the league was suspended due to the ongoing pandemic.

Robertson made his debut in 2014 and has played 34 matches for Scotland even captaining them in 2019. His international career, though, has been marred by inconsistency across selection, position and tactics by various managers and is yet to take off as compared to his club career.

Andrew Robertson has come a long way from a teenager who self admittedly worked at the checkout section of Marks & Spencer’s Lingerie Section to lifting one of the most coveted trophies in the world of football. He has been hailed as a leader on the field and off the field and has created a place in the hearts of Liverpool fans. Having admitted of his desire to retire at the club, Liverpool have finally found a brilliant left-back after years of uncertainty.