Klopp explains what tempted him to sign Robertson

Date published: Saturday 22nd July 2017 9:15

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Andy Robertson’s “incredible personal journey” after signing the Scotland international from Hull.

Robertson, 23, has gone from a supermarket job and part-time football with Queen’s Park to a Champions League side in the space of four years after joining the Reds in a deal worth around £8million.

He now has a chance to establish himself as the answer to a problem position at Anfield, which was filled for the majority of last season by converted midfielder James Milner.

And his route to the top has not been lost of Klopp, whose net outlay on the deal is negligible after midfielder Kevin Stewart moved in the opposite direction for a similar fee.

“For Andrew this is another big step on what has been a quite incredible personal journey in a very short space of time,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“I love his story; where he has come from professionally to reach this point. When you speak to him it is clear why he makes his progress. He has a burning love for playing football – he really loves the game.

“His attitude is outstanding – absolutely outstanding. His talent and skills – also very, very good.

“He has experience of this competition, the Premier League, and he has the mentality and quality to get even better. I know our environment will benefit him and help him push himself even more than he has already. This is a player who does not limit his ambition, I think.”

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