Liverpool are reportedly moving in on the signing of Hull City left-back Andy Robertson as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his squad’s strength in depth this summer.
Robertson would cost £8million and is viewed as a long-term specialist capable of taking the reigns from James Milner, who has starred in the full-back position this season, according to the Daily Mail.
With Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Groups owners set to hand Klopp the largest transfer kitty in the club’s history, £8million poses as a bargain when considering the Robertson’s experience in the Premier League and the opportunity for him to improve at Anfield.
The 23-year-old’s potential arrival would all but mark the end of Alberto Moreno’s Anfield career with the Spaniard likely to move on elsewhere in the search of regular first team football.
Interest in Robertson does, however, trigger questions surrounding whether the club will continue to pursue Fulham’s teenager left-back Ryan Sessegnon. The 16-year-old has been identified as the man Klopp supposedly views as a potential understudy to Milner and future starter.
Amidst a gruelling season for Hull, Robertson has emerged as a player more than capable of remaining in the Premier League even if his team isn’t. He represents a player Klopp would feel he can get the best out of and mould into a solid defender.