It has been a difficult start to the season for new signing Andy Robertson.
At the beginning of the season, Robertson participated in the Crystal Palace match as a key player but apparently did not take immediate advantage of the opportunity – clearly his performance didn’t satisfy Klopp sufficiently to grant the young Scot an instant starting spot.
Instead Moreno has been preferred.
Klopp insists of that Andy Robertson is still adapting to Liverpool’s style of play as well as still settling in having only made the move from Hull City late in the window, and his chance will come.
“Whether he’s overly happy, I didn’t ask, but he’s in a good moment,” Klopp said.
“He has developed really well so far. He’s a really good player but it’s how it is with specialist left full-backs. You either play or it’s possible you aren’t in the squad.”
Andrew Robertson (born 11 March 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender, Robertson began his senior career with Queen’s Park in 2012 before joining Dundee United a year later.
His form in his first season as a professional led to him being named SPFA Young Player of the Year and also making his international debut. He joined Hull City in July 2014 for a fee of £2.85 million, before joining Liverpool in July 2017 for £8 million.
At the international level Robertson was first selected by the Scotland under-21 team in October 2013. He made his debut as a substitute in a 2-1 win against Slovakia.
Robertson believes he can contribute though and is working hard to be ready to seize his next opportunity.
Our defence as a whole has come under fire for allowing easy chances and too many goals but Robertson, like Klopp, believes it is down to the team as a whole to improve, not just the back four.
Robertson might not be in the team at the moment, but November and December in particular see a heavy fixture list for the Reds and rotation will be required.
When we had Milner at left-back as a temporary solution it ended up lasting the entire campaign – it’s a position we just can’t seem to get a long term solution for at Liverpool.
I for one am hoping Robertson gets his chance and grabs it. He seems exciting and attacking but needs to prove his reliability to become a fan favourite.