£63million gem can’t see himself anywhere but Anfield; says LFC is ‘surreal’

Liverpool are lucky to have a player like Andy Robertson at the club and the Scotsman says he wants to retire at Anfield after joining the club in 2017.

He said: “I get asked the question a lot. Look, my aim is to finish at Liverpool, and I’d love to finish at Liverpool, but I know tough it is to keep playing at the highest level.

“Time will come to make that decision.

“Right now I’ve still got a good length on my contract, I want to stay here forever and I hope to retire here, but you know if I keep going and I feel fit and I feel healthy, but when you get into your 30s things change, but I’d love to retire at this club.”

Liverpool signed Robertson from Hull City in July 2017 for £10million and is now worth £63 million, according to Transfermarkt.

When he first joined the club, he said playing for Liverpool is ‘surreal’ but little did he know he’d be one of the best servants this club has ever had.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Robertson is still just 27 and has several years at the top left so there is no doubt that he is a player that Jurgen Klopp will be happy to keep at the club.

His contract at Anfield expires in 2024 at the same time as the German coach so it will be interesting to see how that dynamic plays out.

As Robbo mentioned, he wants to retire at Liverpool so I don’t think he will have any issues with continuing at the club if Klopp leaves before he retires.

The flying Scotsman is a fan favourite and with supporters expected to be back in stadiums for the start of the 2021/22 Premier League season, his levels should jump back to where they were before the pandemic.

During the Reds’ title-winning season, the former Hull City fullback set up 12 goals and scored three of his own.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: Andy Robertson of Liverpool celebrates his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

This term, however, his levels have dipped for a number of reasons and he’s managed just 1 goal and 7 assists.

This dip in performance is largely due to the absence of Virgil van Dijk alongside him in defence due to the anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in October which will see him miss the EUROs.

The Dutchman’s unparalleled one vs. one defending enabled Robertson to fly down the left flank with the knowledge that van Dijk could repel any and all attacks that started with him caught up the pitch.

This season, his attacking abilities have been restricted due to the fact that he’s had to help cover Ozan Kabak.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool interacts with Ozan Kabak and Andy Robertson (L) of Liverpool following the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Robertson saying he wants to spend the remaining years of his career at Anfield will be music to supporters’ ears and hopefully the Scottish international can avoid major injuries so he can make the most of the peak of his career.

He’s got three years left until the club will begin to consider signing a younger player to phase into his position and in that time he can add to his already impressive trophy collection.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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