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In Focus: Robertson perfect addition for Liverpool

According to the Daily Mail, Premier League top-four hopefuls Liverpool are closing on an £8m deal for Hull City defender Andrew Robertson.

What’s the story?

Just like Phil Jones should have never been taking corners at Manchester United, James Milner is not a long-term solution to the left-back role at Liverpool.

The experienced campaigner has been fairly solid on the left side of Liverpool’s back four this season, but it is understood that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bring a new left-sided full-back to Anfield at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

Alberto Moreno is still present at Anfield, but the Spain international could be moved on in this summer’s transfer window after struggling to find his best form in the Premier League.

A number of defenders have been linked with Liverpool over the last few months, but according to the Daily Mail, the Reds are closing on an £8m deal for Hull’s Robertson.

Is Robertson ready for Liverpool?

Robertson, 23, joined Hull from Dundee United in the summer of 2014. Previously linked with a move to Manchester United, the Scotland international has scored once and provided two assists in 29 Premier League appearances for the Tigers during the 2016-17 campaign.

The full-back actually represented Celtic during his youth career, but was released from the Scottish giants after being deemed ‘too small’ to make it at the top level.

Such accusations were also aimed at a certain Paul Scholes during his younger days with Manchester United, but the Englishman formed a fairly decent career at Old Trafford.

An international footballer of 14 caps, Robertson has been excellent on the left side of the Hull back four this season. Going forward, the Scot has always been impressive, but it is defensively where he has improved and indeed matured throughout the season.

Boasting 59 Premier League appearances, Robertson knows what it takes to perform in England’s top flight, and if Liverpool manage to secure his services for as little as £8m, it might well turn out to be one of the signings of this summer’s transfer window.

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