Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has credited his rise down to his work-rate and shot down anyone who suggests he has been lucky ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Spurs.
The Scottish full-back has enjoyed an excellent season under Jurgen Klopp, equalling the most amounts of assists in a Premier League campaign with 11.
Speaking to BBC Sport ahead of the final, Robertson recalled the path he took to get here: “I don’t think that I’m a Queens Park player that got lucky, I loved my journey.
“I love the route I took to professional football, but there’s no easy way. I’ve just had to put 100% work into everything I’ve done and been able to then try and express myself at the right levels.”
The 25-year-old has become a mainstay in Liverpool’s side since arriving from Hull in 2017 for £8million and recently became captain of Scotland. The international has 28 caps to his name and will be looking to add European silverware to his cabinet come kick off on Saturday.
Robertson mentioned how he believed he wasn’t lucky as he is good enough to be where he is and he has certainly proved that this year, becoming indispensable to Jurgen Klopp and an integral part of what makes this Liverpool side tick.
Andrew Robertson is right to come out and support himself and the journey he took to get to where he is in his career. After-all, it was the Scotsman himself who put in the hard miles to get to where he is and now he is reaping the rewards like he should. A second Champions League final in as many years is as much a testement to him then it is to anyone else in the squad and only highlights just how good he is when you look at the calibre of opponent he has helped to knock out. Coming up against Barcelona and Bayern Munich proved his level as he marked Lionel Messi and players like Arjen Robben in their tricky route to Madrid. Him and Trent Alexander-Arnold are one of Liverpool’s biggest vocal points, especially in the Premier League with the duo securing 23 assists between them and they would be a completely different side without them both and the Red’s should count themselves the lucky ones that they found these two stars.