Liverpool’s most unassuming signing of the summer, Andrew Robertson‘s £8 million move to Merseyside has largely been welcomed by supporters.
The Reds announced Robertson’s arrival on Friday afternoon, with the 23-year-old making the switch from recently relegated Hull City and Kevin Stewart going the other way.
Robertson will wear the No. 26 shirt, and will link up with his new team-mates on their return to Melwood at the start of next week, as pre-season continues.
While names such as Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita have hogged the headlines this summer, Robertson’s move to Anfield represents shrewd business by the Reds.
And as the Scotland international put pen to paper, this was reflected by fans on social media.
Andy Robertson to hopefully follow in the footsteps of John-Arne Riise
Welcome to Liverpool Football Club?? pic.twitter.com/XPYZjjwFwR
— CB (@MainManFirmino) July 21, 2017
An initial £8m rising to £10m deal for Andy Robertson is stellar business, especially as #LFC will get almost as much for Kevin Stewart
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) July 19, 2017
Excited for Robertson, good signing imo
— C?M (@salahiino) July 21, 2017
“Great signing; let’s face it he couldn’t be any worse than Moreno and great to have a Scotsman in the LFC team again—good luck! Now let’s push hard for the last two pieces of the jigsaw!
– Rob Mackenzie on Facebook.
Delighted with Robertson. A left back with a left foot and pace. Magic.
— Danny LFC Glasgow (@LFCGlasgow) July 21, 2017
Robertson is a very very decent signing!
— Patrick M (@Master_P_7) July 21, 2017
#lfc Robertson and Stewart in what practically amounts to a swap deal with Hull City. Well played Edwards.
— Mario Aquilina (@mario_aquilina) July 19, 2017
Good business on Robertson if we've got 8 million on Kevin Stewart
— Scorpio ???????????? (@punkworldorder) July 21, 2017
“Well we’ve got ourselves a proper left back with premier league experience basically for nothing with Stewart going the other way so good deal in my opinion players aren’t born legends they turn into them and I trust our manager’s judgement welcome to Liverpool Andy!”
– Laura Harrison on Facebook.
Hopefully 1. First choice 2. Works on his defence 3. Carries on with his impressive attacking. #lfc #robertson pic.twitter.com/kpUEOQdrRR
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) July 21, 2017
Happy with Robertson. Time to end LFC's string of unconvincing LBs who are either dim, fond of aimless crosses or firing shots into the Kop.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) July 21, 2017
“Decent signing, no every player is going to be a house hold name. Just look at Trippier at spurs who will turn into a top left back, everyone said no to him when we were linked because he played for Burnley. Hopefully this lad is better.”
– Abdul Sobur on Facebook.
Robertson has some breathing space, no real fee or expectation, hope he does really well
— TheyCallMeMrTibbs (@NoIdentityFound) July 21, 2017
Karius, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Robertson, Hendo, Lallana, Coutinho, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
To start the season as we stand, decent team.
— Scott Richardson (@scott5richo) July 21, 2017
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) July 21, 2017