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Liverpool bargain fast becoming key player for Reds

With Liverpool FC making significant strides in both the Premier League and Champions League, despite the eventual loss of Brazilian playmaker Phillipe Coutinho, all eyes have been focused on the spectacular performances of Mo Salah, along with his attacking counterparts Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. But one player, who’s transfer rather slipped under the radar, has, after taking time to break into the Liverpool tea, become a hugely important cog in the Liverpool wheel, and been hugely impressive with some terrific performances.

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Costing £8 million from Championship club Hull City, Andrew Robertson arrived at Anfield as understudy to then left back Alberto Moreno – a player who didn’t exactly endear himself to Reds fans with a series of enigmatic and indifferent performances in what was a shaky Liverpool defence. Robertson eventually got his chance when Moreno picked up an injury in December – and hasn’t looked back.

Robertson’s combative style and never say die attitude has won over Liverpool fans – as recent posts on Twitter testify to :

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The romance between Liverpool fans and Robertson is certainly mutual, as he recently spoke to the Liverpool Echo about hearing the Liverpool fans sing his name : “It’s an unbelievable feeling to have that relationship with the fans. To hear them singing your name, it gives you a wee bit of a lift. I’m grateful for how they have welcomed me. You want your fans to be on side. I feel like they have taken to me and I’ve taken to them quite quickly.”

In a world full of jaw dropping transfer fees, it is good to see that bargain buys from humble beginnings are still there to be found and, like Robertson is doing, show they can perform at the very top level and become instrumental parts of some of the world’s biggest football teams.

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