For years, Liverpool Football Club was always known for having Scottish players in their line-up. The likes of Dalglish, Souness, Hansen, Nicol, McAlister and many more have been seen wearing the famous Red. However, the continental approach to the English game – mixed with the dying-out of the quality of football in Scotland for the most part – has seen this once-proud tradition fade out and die.
That, though, might be about to change, with the signing of left-back Andrew Robertson from Hull City. Fast and with a good cross ability, Robertson would make an intelligent move for the Reds to offer cover for James Milner. The talented but erratic Alberto Moreno is sure to move on, having not secured enough football under Klopp for the most part.
At 23, Robertson has improved steadily since he made his breakthrough at Queens Park, establishing himself internationally. Only the appearance of Kieran Tierney of Celtic has seen his hold on left-back for Scotland come under concern, though he has more than enough about himself to play further up the field, too.
A talented player, albeit with defensive deficiencies like the player he is replacing, Robertson perhaps lacks some of Moreno’ bite but makes up for it with a generally higher level of understanding. For many fans, the return of the Scot to the Liverpool line-up will provide happy memories of a time of greater, consistent dominance for the Merseyside club.
While not a world-class talent, Robertson might just be symbolic of success to come.