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Liverpool signed Andrew Robertson for £8 million from Hull City last summer and after a string of impressive performances he has established himself as the first choice left back for the Reds. The club have struggled in that position for a long time but now believes he has solved their problem.
The 24 year old had been criticized for his defensive abilities during his time with Hull but has improved that side of the game a lot. He has been solid for them in the Champions League and performed brilliantly against top European clubs like Manchester City and Roma.
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has praised the left back for his impressive displays in his debut season with the Premier League giants and believes he has improved his overall value.
“What was it – £8.5m [initial £8m] or something [they paid for him]? He is probably times that by five at the moment,” Lawrenson said to BBC Scotland. “I cannot remember a poor game from him.”
“People in the game said to me, ‘He is great going forward, but defensively against the top teams, I am not sure.’ I tell you what, no-one has taken him apart as yet,” the 60-year-old continued.
“The quality of his passing and crossing is outstanding. He is an extremely fit individual; he just looks like a player that doesn’t give a problem to the manager and gets on with it.
However, Mark Lawrenson is reserving his judgement on the Scottish international as many players fail to perform in their second season with the club.
“He has got all the tools. We will probably have a better indication at the end of next season. I always judge a player over two years,” the five-time First Division winner admitted.
“Sometimes they come in and have a great first season, and the second season is maybe not quite as good. That is when you really decide if they are going to be a great, or just a very, very good player. But very, very good at Liverpool is totally acceptable.”
Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on 26th May.