Liverpool star pledges long-term future with big retirement claims

Date published: Friday 28th May 2021 6:49 - Owen Thompson

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Andy Robertson has pledged his long-term future at Liverpool by claiming he would “love” to retire at the club.

The Scotland international has been a revelation in Jurgen Klopp‘s side since joining from Hull City in 2017 and was instrumental in their recent domestic and European success. Despite a difficult campaign at Anfield, Robertson was a key player in ensuring Liverpool finished in the Champions League places this season.

Since his £10million switch from east Yorkshire, the 27-year-old has played over 170 games for the Reds in four seasons, registering 37 assists and scoring five goals.

Irrespective of his side’s notable dip-in form and comic links of a bust-up with team-mate Allison in February, it appears Robertson could not be happier in Merseyside.

Speaking to PLS Soccer he said: “Look, my aim is to finish at Liverpool, and I’d love to finish at Liverpool, but I know how tough it is to keep playing at the highest level. Time will come to make that decision.

“Right now I’ve still got a good length on my contract, I want to stay here forever and I hope to retire here, but you know if I keep going and I feel fit and I feel healthy, but when you get into your 30s things change, I’d love to retire at this club.”

The Scotland international had recently expressed his desire to represent ‘boyhood club’ Celtic at some point in his career.

However, his latest admission quickly revoked his claims of a potential switch to Glasgow.

Despite opening up on his domestic future, Robertson has revealed that his full focus is now on Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign.

Glasgow born and bred, the full-back has represented the Tartan Army on 43 occasions, netting three times for his country.

Robertson eyes fellow Red in international battle

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Amongst those included in Scotland’s group at the tournament is England, who a number of Robertson’s team-mates represent.

When questioned which player he is most worried about encountering at the euros, he looked no further than a battle with club captain Jordan Henderson.

He said: “It’s Henderson for me, unfortunately.

“My captain, you know, he can get quite angry on the pitch when I’m on his team, so hopefully he doesn’t get angry at me when I’m on the opposite team.”

Scotland will face England at Wembley on June 18 in their second Group D game.

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