Reds duo Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson – who have both played alongside Arsenal target Kieran Tierney – have backed the full-back as he deliberates over a move to the Premier League.
Tierney was rated as being a better player than Robertson for a long time, with both playing the same position, before the Reds man has since excelled at Anfield and moved ahead of him.
The Celtic full-back, who the Scottish Premier League champions want around £30 million for, is seriously interesting the Gunners this summer, and both Van Dijk and Robertson think that could be a good move.
According to the Metro, Van Dijk said: “It is not an easy step to make and you have to play well to do it but he has the qualities.
“Kieran made his debut against Dundee when I was at Celtic. I scored a free-kick up there and then he came on and helped us get the win. You could tell he was a good player who would do well.”
Via the Daily Mirror, Robertson added: “He’s a very good footballer. Whatever happens with KT is up to him and the people around him. He’ll make the right choice.
“He’s a Celtic boy through and through and you can’t take that away from him. Let’s see how it unfolds. Good luck to him whatever he does.”
If Tierney does move to Arsenal, Unai Emery will have made some very good additions this summer. Nicolas Pepe, of course, is another who is expected to go to the Emirates.
They still need a couple of defenders to come in, but Arsenal could have done enough potentially by the time the season starts to get back into the top four again.