The story of Andy Robertson, from modest beginnings at Queen’s Park to winning the Champions League final with Liverpool, is about as brilliantly satisfying as you can get in terms of football narratives.
After leaving the Glasgow side, Robbo moved on to Dundee United in 2013 where he was handed the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year Award and earned inclusion in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year in his debut season.
Hull City followed before an £8 million move to Anfield in 2017 has allowed him to establish himself as one of the world’s very best full-backs.
But Robertson has never forgotten his roots.
One of his former teammates is current Ross County striker, Michael Gardyne, who he played with in that season at Dundee United.
The two were roommates together at Dundee were they got on famously, both on and off the pitch. But the story starts after the Champions League final – Gardyne said:
“He’s the best guy ever. I was in Magaluf and the lads are all like ‘Midge you don’t even ken Andy Robertson’ after the Champions League Final and all that s**** patter.
“So I said ‘I’ll message him the now then’ and I was just thinking ‘please f***ing message back’. Snapchatted him all the boys in Maga, then at quarter past 10 at night he snapchats all the boys back saying ‘cheers mate’ and you know what he said as well? ‘I wouldn’t have got here if it wasn’t for all the lads at United’ and I was thinking ‘you lying b******’”
From selling programmes at Hampden Park, to becoming Scotland captain, to winning his first-ever trophy – Liverpool’s sixth European Cup no less – Robertson still had time for his old mate, even when he was celebrating in Madrid and that is the real testament of Robbo as a player and as a person.
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— Andrew Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) July 15, 2019