James Milner raves about Liverpool FC summer signing

The Liverpool FC vice captain has been impressed with Andy Robertson's performances this term

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp with James Milner Photo: The Sport Review

James Milner admits he has been impressed with Andy Robertson’s impact at Liverpool FC this season.

The Reds signed the Scotland international in an £8m deal from relegated Hull City in the summer transfer window.

Robertson was signed to improve a problem position for Liverpool FC after Milner was tasked with playing at left-back throughout the 2016-17 season.

However, Alberto Moreno managed to fight his way back into first-team contention and keep Robertson out of the team in the opening few months of the campaign.

The Spanish defender suffered an injury problem at the start of December and Robertson hasn’t looked back since providing cover for Moreno.

Indeed, the 24-year-old has made four assists in 18 appearances in the Premier League in the current campaign.

Milner spoke in glowing terms about Robertson’s impact on the Liverpool FC team in the 2017-18 season following his summer move.

“I don’t think he needs a lot [of advice] – he has played the position a lot longer than my one season there. But, yes, it’s my job as an ‘elder statesman’ to speak to the younger guys,” Milner told Liverpool FC’s website.

“He is still young and learning. Coming to a club like Liverpool can sometimes be a big change and overawing, but he has come in and done a great job. He had to bide his time at the start. He and Alberto are pushing each other for that spot.

“Robbo has been brilliant. I’ll help where I can but he’s a good player – he has shown that going forward and defensively as well. Sometimes you just see him going forward but he does some great work defensively as well.

“He is a great lad to have around the dressing room. He is similar to how he plays on the pitch, a bubbly character. We love that as a group, it’s fantastic.”

Robertson will be hoping to retain his place at left-back when Liverpool FC take on Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals next month.

Liverpool FC are looking to win the Champions League title for the first time since 2005.

Robertson started his first Champions League game in Liverpool FC’s 5-0 win at FC Porto last month.

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