LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 3, 2022: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the 241st Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andy Robertson becomes latest Liverpool player to be awarded MBE

Andy Robertson is among those to be recognised in the New Year Honours list.

The Scotland captain has been recognised for his achievements in the game, as well as his charity and community work off the pitch.

Earlier this week, Robertson broke the record for the defender with the most assists in the history of the Premier League, and his stock continues to rise at both club and international level.

His journey since being released as a teenager by Celtic, his boyhood club, is a hugely impressive one. His first taste of senior football came at Queen’s Park, before he later moved on to Dundee United and Hull City.

Some eyebrows were raised when Liverpool swooped to sign him in 2017, but for a fee of just £8 million, it would go on to become one of the most successful transfers in their recent history.

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Andy Robertson bites his medal after the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. Liverpool won 2-0 to win their sixth European Cup. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robertson has since established himself as one of the world’s best players in his position, playing a key part in all of Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp.

To date, he has made 243 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League, Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup among other accolades.

He became Scotland captain in 2018, leading them at Euro 2020, their first major tournament since 1998.

Towards the end of 2020, he launched his own AR26 Charity, with the intention of providing young people in Scotland with equal access to training, support, jobs and free football coaching.

Scotland's Andy Robertson during the UEFA Nations League match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Picture date: Saturday June 11, 2022. Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

“It’s great to see recognition of our men’s football captain Andy Robertson, not just for his efforts on the pitch but for his work with young people,” said Scottish Secretary Alister Jack.

Earlier this year, James Milner was awarded an MBE of his own for services to charity, while Jordan Henderson also received one in 2021.

Kenny Dalglish – who was later knighted in 2018 – received an MBE in 1985, while other Liverpool players to have been recognised with the same award include Ian Rush (1996), Gary McAllister (2002) and Steven Gerrard (2007).

Robbo has certainly come a long way since stacking those shelves in M&S! Well deserved!