Andy Robertson: How Jurgen Klopp has improved me at Liverpool FC
The Liverpool FC star describes Jurgen Klopp as "different class" at the Anfield outfit
Andy Robertson has credited Jurgen Klopp for the Liverpool FC manager’s role in helping the Scottish defender to improve at Anfield.
The 24-year-old signed a contract extension at the Merseyside outfit on Thursday night to secure his long-term future ahead of Saturday’s clash against Crystal Palace at Anfield.
Robertson has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League since his £8m switch to Liverpool FC from Hull City in the 2017 summer transfer window.
The Scotland captain was signed after Hull’s relegation to the Championship and arrived at Liverpool FC with 57 appearances in the Premier League.
Robertson managed to usurp Alberto Moreno after a couple of months at Anfield and the Liverpool FC defender is comfortably Klopp’s first-choice left-back.
The former Dundee United full-back featured in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev last season.
Robertson has made four assists in the current campaign to help Liverpool FC challenge defending champions Manchester City for the title.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about Klopp’s role in his development at the 18-time English champions, Robertson said:
“I think he helps with the development of all the players.
“People come in as probably a lot more the finished article than what I did when I came in, but he still helps them in every single way.
“For me, he’s been different class since the moment I walked in. It was hard at the start, but it didn’t mean that he wasn’t talking to me or helping to improve me as a player.
“I believed my chance would come and I am sure so did he, so he was trying to get me best prepared for it. Our relationship has been good since the very start and hopefully it will last longer with the contract being signed!”
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season in Robertson’s debut season at the Merseyside outfit.