Andy Robertson has exceeded Jürgen Klopp’s expectations both on and off the pitch during his first three years as a Liverpool player.
The left-back joined the Reds on July 21, 2017, and has since established himself as a vital component in Klopp’s UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League-winning team.
And, on the third anniversary of Robertson’s arrival, the boss was asked whether he represents one of the finest ‘value for money’ transfers.
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“I really don’t like that we always talk about players [in terms of] ‘that’s the price’,” Klopp replied.
“Andy Robertson, I’m not sure we would have paid £30 million [at] that time but it would have been worth it.
“It was not about the money that we took him - your price can be £8m but if you are not good enough then £8m is pretty expensive! It’s a lot of money for somebody who is not good enough, that’s how it is.
“Andy Robertson was somebody we brought in because he was a player we thought who could really help us. It was always clear that he had to improve a few things but a few things were already then that good that we said: ‘OK, come on, let’s give it more than a proper try.’
“And I couldn’t be more happy because all the things I thought about him, he’s much better. He’s a much better person, he’s a much better football player, he has an incredible personality.
“So, a great three years. An absolutely massive win-win situation for a wonderful lad from Glasgow and for the club as well, so perfect fit.”