Andrew Robertson has opened up on the difficulties he has faced early on in his Liverpool career.
Robertson joined Liverpool for around £8million in a summer transfer from Hull.
The Scotland international was considered the answer to the club’s problems at left-back, and put in a man-of-the-match performance against Crystal Palace on his debut in August.
But he has played just one Premier League game since, as well as one appearance in the Carabao Cup.
He has featured more often for Scotland than the Reds this season, a situation which has left him ‘racked by insecurity’, according to The Times.
“Of course it’s difficult for me,” said the 23-year-old. “I don’t make any secret of it. I hate not playing. It’s been a very frustrating three months for me.
“I was looking forward to the Holland game to, hopefully, get some game time. I’m delighted to have got 90 minutes. I was a bit rusty and it probably caught up with me in the last 20 minutes, but that’s something I’ve got to look at. I need to get more game time.
“I’ve spoken to the manager because I felt as if the settling-in period was over for me and I thought I was ready to play.
“I felt I did myself justice in the games I have played so I had a good chat with him, he gave me a few points to work on and that’s kept me going.
“I know I’m still well in his plans and, if I work on the things he’s asked me to, then, hopefully, I’ll be in the first team, or closer to it.”