A few eyebrows were raised when Liverpool announced the signing of Hull City full back Andrew Robertson back in July 2017, for an initial fee of £8 million.
Since joining, Robertson has only made two appearances for the Liverpool starting XI – making his Premier League debut for the Reds in their uninspiring 1-0 victory over hapless Crystal Palace and then the Carabao Cup defeat to Leicester City. He also appeared as a substitute in the home draw with Burnley.
But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is currently favouring Spaniard Alberto Moreno, who put in an impressive display in Saturday’s goalless draw with Manchester United, meaning that Robertson must be prepared to wait for his chance to break into the first team and hold down a regular spot.
It is, however, something that Robertson is prepared for though, as he explained in an interview with BBC Scotland during the international break :
“I’ve just got to be patient and hopefully it will turn and I’ll get more game time at Liverpool. I am realistic, I know how much quality is in the Liverpool squad. The three games I’ve played I have been really happy with my performances. I need to be patient and not let my head drop and, if I keep doing that, hopefully it will work out for me, which I am confident it will.”
It is an attitude that will serve the 23 year old well, as he fights to claim a place in one of the strongest Premier League squads around and maintain his place in the Scotland international squad, whom narrowly missed out on qualification to the 2018 World Cup after finishing third in their qualifying group, behind Slovakia on goal difference.