Gary McAllister raves about Liverpool FC summer signing: He’s outstanding
The Liverpool FC legend hails summer signing Andy Robertson as an "outstanding player"
Gary McAllister believes Liverpool FC have a “proper player” on their hands in Scotland international Andy Robertson.
The Reds signed the Scottish left-back in an £8m deal from relegated Hull City in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Robertson’s arrival was a welcome addition to the Liverpool FC squad given Alberto Moreno’s well-documented struggles on the left side of Jurgen Klopp’s defence.
Indeed, the German head coach opted to use versatile midfielder James Milner ahead of Moreno in the left-back role throughout the 2016-17 season.
Quite remarkably, Moreno managed to battle his way back into the starting line-up for the current campaign to leave Robertson on the bench for the opening half of the season.
However, the Spain international’s ankle problem opened the door for Robertson to establish himself as a regular in Klopp’s team over the past couple of months.
The 23-year-old has started 13 times in the Premier League this season and made his first assist in a 4-0 win at Bournemouth back in December.
Former Liverpool FC midfielder McAllister heaped praise on Robertson for his contribution to Klopp’s team.
“I’ve followed Andy right from Queen’s Park. I was working up in Scotland when he first signed for Dundee United and he was getting more exposure. I became a fan then,” McAllister told Liverpool FC’s website.
“It was no surprise to see that clubs from England were interested and he went to Hull City. I’ve enjoyed looking at his development and watching his pathway.
“He was rejected as a kid at Celtic, went part-time at Queen’s Park, got a chance at Dundee United and took it, went to Hull and took the opportunity, and now he’s at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“I’m really pleased for him. As a fellow Scot, it’s great to see a Scotsman producing at Anfield. I think we’ve got a proper player – he’s an outstanding player as far as I’m concerned.”
Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table but two points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the race to secure a Champions League spot.