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'He's improved me as a person' | Andy Robertson full of praise for Klopp

Shane Hannon
Shane Hannon

16:37 19 Jul 2020

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says he is delighted to have repaid the trust shown in him by Jurgen Klopp, after signing from Hull City in 2017.

The Scotland captain has won four trophies since his move to the Premier League champions, including the Champions League last season.

Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com that when he first put pen to paper at the club he's sure some fans weren't convinced by his chances of success.

"Obviously the faith to sign me, first and foremost, from a relegated club, which probably I don't think I got many Liverpool fans excited about my signing when people like Mo and Ox were getting signed at the same time.

"The manager saw something in me that he could develop into being a decent player and I'm glad he's done that.

"It took me time, [first] three or four months was tough, but my relationship with him was the same then as it is now.

"He still looks to improve me every day in training and he still looked to make be better back then as he does now. So my relationship with him is amazing and long may that continue because he's improved my game, he's improved me as a person and that's what you look for in a manager. So I couldn't ask for much better.

"I don't think any of the lads could and hopefully he's here for many more years to come."

Robertson is approaching three years on Merseyside, and he says he has settled into life in Liverpool remarkably well.

"Any Scouser I speak to, they say Glasgow is very similar to Liverpool and I find that.

"It's been so easy for me to settle in here, to call this place my home is so easy and it's very hard to find that away from your actual home. So I believe I can relate to a lot of Scousers because Glaswegians are very much the same and we are pretty much the same people.

"So that's why I've found my home here, I've took heart being in Liverpool and playing for this club and representing the badge and everything that goes along with it. So I suppose maybe that's why a lot of people can relate to me and I'm happier for that.

"But my relationship with the fans and the city is a very positive one and long may that continue."

Liverpool will get to lift the Premier League trophy in The Kop at Anfield next week after the Premier League clash with Chelsea, and Robertson says it will be a special moment.

"We can’t wait! Obviously when we won the Champions League last year you get the trophy in a matter of minutes after the game and then you don't let go of it, so we've had to wait three weeks it will be, but to see Hendo lift the trophy above his head will be emotional.

"It will be all the emotions into one, I think. Seeing our captain lift a trophy that has not been at the club for 30 years will bring joy and happiness and everything along with it.

"Of course we would love the fans to be there to enjoy a big celebration against Chelsea but it's not meant to be and we'll try to make the most of it.

"But the fact that Hendo gets his hands on the trophy is enough for us and we look forward to that game so much, and then we can really celebrate with the trophy in our hands."

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