New Liverpool signing sends warning to James Milner, Alberto Moreno
New Liverpool signing Andy Robertson wants to secure a regular first-team spot after his summer move from Hull City
Andy Robertson has warned his new Liverpool team-mates James Milner and Alberto Moreno that he won’t be content to be a squad player at Anfield.
The left-back completed an £8m move to Liverpool from Championship side Hull City on Friday to provide Jurgen Klopp with another option at full-back ahead of the 2017-18 season.
Robertson was one of the few Hull players to emerge with any real credit following a return of one goal and two assists in 33 appearances as the Tigers were relegated to the Championship.
Klopp was forced to use versatile midfielder Milner in an unorthodox left-back role throughout the 2016-17 season given Moreno’s erratic performances during the German coach’s first term in charge.
The new summer signing will be tasked with competing for a first-team spot against the vice-captain and Spain international.
However, Robertson isn’t daunted by the challenge facing him at Anfield after warning Milner and Moreno that he didn’t move to Liverpool to sit on the bench.
“I just want to get up to speed with where these boys are at,” Robertson told Liverpool’s website.
“I want to enjoy training with them and playing with them, and enjoy representing the badge that we wear. I want to be a starting XI player at Liverpool.
“I don’t want to come here and think I’ll just be happy on the bench or I’ll just be happy being in a 25-man squad. That’s not the type of person I am, I want to play.
“I know it’s going to be hard work, the hardest work I’ve ever done, but I’m up for the challenge and it’s hopefully one I can succeed in.”
Liverpool finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to secure a return to the Champions League.