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Bottom six clubs would have baulked at Robertson's price

Stan Collymore reckons even the bottom six clubs in the Premier League “would have baulked” at the £8m Liverpool paid for Andy Robertson.

Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City for an initial £8m in July 2017 having moved to English football from Dundee United.

The Liverpool left-back, 26, was let go by Celtic as a youth player before making his way to Anfield via Queen’s Park, Dundee United and finally Hull.

Collymore said in the Daily Mirror: “Making the big signings work is impressive enough, but what he has done with Robertson is just brilliant.

“Most of the top flight’s bottom five or six clubs at the time would have baulked at the £8 million Klopp paid Hull for him.

“Yet the German took a jobbing young left-back and turned him into arguably the world’s best in that position.

“Can you name me one Steady Eddie who has arrived at Manchester City under Guardiola’s reign and is now seen as the pre-eminent player in his position?

“Klopp has worked wonders with individuals, and collectively he has made that dressing room.

“Everyone in that squad clearly loves each other and it’s obvious the manager has drilled home the importance of doing things properly and making sure there aren’t any cliques.

“For it to have taken just under five years to get from where Liverpool were when Klopp arrived to where they are now as world, European and Premier League champions is an incredible feat.

“You look at the players they have now and say, ‘Now that is a Liverpool squad’.”