Liverpool are close to confirming the signing of Hull City defender Andrew Robertson, with the left-back reportedly having flown home from his club’s pre-season tour of Portugal to complete the move.
A fee of what could rise to £10 million pounds has been agreed between the two clubs, and it looks like the Scotland international will be a Liverpool player within the next 24 hours.
Robertson made 39 appearances last season in all competitions for Hull, as the club were relegated from the Premier League. Despite this, the 23-year-old was highly rated throughout his time at the KC Stadium, and has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs.
After moving from Queen’s Park before moving to Dundee United. He then made the move to English football with Hull City in July 2014 for a fee of £2.85 million, and has been a regular fixture of their team since, making 99 League appearances and achieving promotion to the Premier League through the 2015/2016 Championship Play-offs.
Jurgen Klopp has been scouting the market for a left-back for some time, and the German manager believes that he is finally set to solve what has been a problem position for Liverpool with the signing of Robertson.
James Milner occupied the left-back position for much of last season, and while he performed well, Klopp is keen to ensure the Englishman has sufficient competition in the position, and feels that the 15 cap Scottish international can provide this.
Liverpool have already acquired Mohamed Salah from Roma and England under 20 World Cup winner Dominic Solanke from Chelsea this Summer.
Hull City on the other hand have seen a major exodus of players since their relegation, with 12 players departing the club – through sales and end of contracts – with Robertson expected to be the latest.