How Andy Robertson nearly joined Stoke over Liverpool

Robertson shines for Liverpool

Andy Robertson joined Liverpool in July of 2017 after his former club Hull City were relegated.

Robertson cost Liverpool around £8 million.

The Scottish full-back did make somewhat of a slow start to life at Liverpool and very rarely featured in his first few months at Anfield.

However, once he was given a regular starting spot Robertson has blossomed into one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.

Robertson made 22 Premier League appearances last season for Liverpool last season, in which he scored one and assisted five.

The 24-year-olds good form has also carried over to the 2018/19 season were Robertson has played 15 and assisted five in all competitions for Liverpool.

Robertson’s great form also saw him be made Scotland captain back in September.

The full-back has spent the past week on international duty with Scotland.


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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 03: New Scotland Captain Andy Robertson and Scotland manager Alex McLeish are seen during a Scotland training session ahead of their International friendly match against Belgium at Orium Performance Centre on September 3, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Andy Robertson nearly joined Stoke over Liverpool

However, while Robertson is flying high at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp’s guidance, his career could have gone in a very different direction.

That is because Robertson has recently revealed that he nearly joined Stoke over Liverpool.

Stoke of course, have now been relegated were as Robertson is currently sat 2nd in the Premier League with Liverpool.

Speaking to Open Goal about joining Stoke, Robertson stated:

“Stoke were quite interested in me.

“Mark Hughes had liked me and I think there was a wee bit of chat with them.

“So I was thinking they were a really good option; I think they finished top 10 that season and I was trying to get my head on a move to Stoke.”

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