Andrew Robertson has opened up on what it was like to make the first of what he hopes will become many appearances for Liverpool.
The £10million signing from Hull City made his Reds debut on Saturday as he came on as a second half substitution in his side’s 3-0 pre-season friendly win over Hertha Berlin.
Though there is undoubtedly lots more to come from Robertson in the near future, there was enough for Jurgen Klopp to be extremely pleased with his new left-back.
Describing what it was like to step out for his new team, the Scotland international told Liverpoolfc.com: “Brilliant.”
“It was my first game since the start of May so it was good to get rid of the cobwebs. To pull on this shirt and play with the boys was an honour. Hopefully there’s many more to come.”
“The boys did well in the first half and we had to wait patiently on the bench. But in the second half, I thought we controlled the game as well. The lads all dug deep and we got what we needed out of the game.”
One half of football alone served as early evidence that Robertson can become a seriously useful attacking outlet down the left-hand side.
A standout moment saw him showcase his ability going forward as he surged beyond Roberto Firmino before hitting a low, driven cross that Mohamed Salah came inches away from directing into the back of the net.
He hugged the touchline when he needed to, made the overlapping runs at the right moment and also prioritised his defensive responsibilities.
It was an assured and composed start to life at Liverpool that Klopp will have been extremely pleased with.