Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has officially signed a new deal at the club until 2026. The news comes as little surprise with the Scotland captain joining a growing list of key players to have put pen to paper, which includes Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Now back from a short spell on the sidelines, Robertson will be hoping to regain his starting place against Chelsea, taking the place of Kostas Tsimikas, who has impressed many. Once back in, Robertson is unlikely to lose his place when considering the fullback partnership he has with Alexander-Arnold.
Andy Robertson Signs New Liverpool Deal
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What Was Said?
After putting pen to paper on a new deal, Andy Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com:
“Obviously when the negotiations started and it looked as if my future was going to be here longer term than what it was, then I think it’s no secret that I’m happy at this club.
“I want to stay at this club for as long as possible and to extend my stay, it’s always a happy time for me, for my family. We’re settled here, we love everything about this football club and I’m glad that the journey is continuing.”
“When you sign for a massive club, I still remember the day as if it was yesterday when I signed here and obviously you have ambitions to become a regular player for Liverpool, to win trophies for this club, to do everything else but the way it’s gone has been excellent.
“But since the very start of my career I’ve always been one to look forward: that’s in the past, that’s something that I can sit down with the people who want to listen to me when I’ve hung up my boots and retired and I can tell them all the stories that we’ve already made.
“But I’m certainly one, and I know a lot of people in this training ground just now are people to look forward and people [who want] to create more history, more stories. Hopefully people get bored of me when I’ve retired and I can sit down for hours and hours and tell them about all the stories!
“They’re certainly building up but I want to make more and obviously hopefully starting with this season. We want to achieve more, we want to bring hopefully more trophies, more happiness to this club.
“The only way of doing that is by working hard and having the same application that we have done since day one.”