Andy Robertson’s iconic moments for Liverpool, Hull City and Scotland

With the Liverpool left-back sidelined for the opening few weeks of the season, Planet Sport takes a look at Robertson’s most iconic moments and sees just what the Reds will be missing.

Since his humble beginnings in Scotland with Queen's Park and Dundee United, Andy Robertson's emergence in English soccer with Hull City and Liverpool has seen him become one of the world's best.

Now a Premier League and Champions League winner, Robertson has enjoyed plenty of success with Liverpool. Silverware has been harder to come by on the international stage, but it's hardly his fault he was born in Scotland.

After a fairly torrid title defence last season, Robertson and Liverpool are looking to build on their third-place finish and return to winning ways in the 2021/22 campaign.

However, in the build-up to their Premier League opener against Norwich City, Robertson sustained an injury to his ankle which is likely to see him sidelined for the first few weeks of the season.

In anticipation of his return, Planet Sport takes a look at a handful of iconic memories from Andy Robertson's impressive career.

Dazzling Dundee debut goal

While Robertson plies his trade as a defender, his on-the-ball ability and attacking talent adds yet another string to his bow, and the Scotsman wasted no time in showcasing his ability during his breakthrough years.

After rising through the ranks and impressing at Queen's Park, Robertson made the step up to Dundee United in 2013, where he immediately became part of the first team.

It didn't take long for Robertson to stand out in the side, and he helped matters by opening his goalscoring account in spectacular fashion.

In a clash against Motherwell, Robertson produced a moment of magic, dribbling the ball from his own half before unleashing a fierce strike from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

A move now well associated with the lung-busting Scot, it turns out Robertson's goal was a sign of things to come.

Almost joining Everton

While Robertson has made his name while donning the legendary red of Liverpool, things could have turned out very differently for the left-back had Everton opted to sign him back in 2017.

After being named the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year during his time at Dundee, Robertson began to attract the attention of Premier League sides, and made the switch to Hull City in 2014 for £2.8million.

Robertson quickly established himself in the side, but despite some standout performances, couldn't prevent the Tigers' relegation from the top flight in 2014/15.

A successful promotion season followed for both Hull and Robertson, with the young Scot netting a crucial late goal in the play-off semi-final win over Derby County. However, after another relegation in 2016/17, Premier League sides began to circle once more.

Both Robertson and fellow Hull defender Harry Maguire were recommended as targets by Everton scout Steve Walsh but the Toffees rejected the £20million proposal for the duo - just think what could've been.

In the 2017 summer transfer window, Robertson was instead snapped up by Merseyside rivals Liverpool for an initial fee of £8million.

Assisting Liverpool

After already establishing Robertson's eagerness to get forward, it may not come as a surprise that the left-back continued to flourish offensively under Jurgen Klopp's tutelage.

However, now four years into his Liverpool career, we doubt even Klopp expected Robertson to reach such sensational heights.

Initially, Robertson played second fiddle to Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno, but a string of impressive performances in his absence helped Robertson cement a place in the starting line-up for the 2018/19 season.

Robertson was a huge factor behind Liverpool's increased success, with his relationship with fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold receiving particular praise.

The duo continuously harassed Premier League defences with inch-perfect crosses, and racked up 23 assists between them in the 2018/19 season.

Their record-breaking form continued into the title-winning 2019/20 season - Robertson registered 12 assists, as well as contributing two goals.

Silverware success

Robertson's introduction to the Liverpool starting line-up has gone hand in hand with their return to trophy winning.

After enduring a dry patch with no silverware, Liverpool quickly became title challengers again under Klopp, and although they narrowly missed out in 2018/19, the Reds added a sixth Champions League to their trophy cabinet.

Robertson played a major part in Liverpool's Champions League campaign, registering two assists - one against PSG, one against Red Bull Salzburg.

Additionally, Robertson featured in Liverpool's remarkable 4-0 semi-final comeback against Barcelona.

After claiming the title of Europe's best, Robertson helped Liverpool finally end their 30-year title drought in 2019/20, eventually finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City in second.

Robertson also added UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Cup medals to his collection after wins in 2019.

Pressing matters

Clearly talented both defensively and going forward, Robertson also adds to his game through his relentless work rate and willingness to press.

The energetic Scot never seems to slow down or tire, and has often set the pace for Klopp's side in the league.

But while much of Roberton's work goes unnoticed, his performance in a 4-3 victory against Manchester City in 2018 is often pointed towards as a moment that encapsulates his style of play.

Despite leading 4-1 in the 75th minute, Robertson refused to take his foot off the gas, and set off on a relentless pursuit of the ball, chasing it across the entire back four.

A standing ovation followed, with the Anfield faithful appreciative of Robertson's efforts. Nowadays, hounding runs and relentless pressure is somewhat expected of the fan-favourite.

Captaining Scotland to a major tournament

While it's easy to point and laugh at Scotland's lack of success in recent years, it's just as easy to see their improvement since Robertson's introduction to the fold.

Making his senior international debut in 2014, Robertson joined Scotland during a dismal period in the nation's sporting history.

Despite losing 3-1 on the day, Robertson opened his scoring account against England. It may have only been a friendly, but it's certainly a good way to get the Scottish fans onside.

Robertson continued to go from strength to strength in the international set-up, and was named as Scotland's captain in 2018 by manager Alex McLeish.

In Euro 2020 qualifying, Scotland faced Serbia in a must-win match, and after an excruciating 5-4 penalty shootout win, Robertson had indeed captained Scotland to their first major tournament in over 20 years.

The tournament itself didn't quite go to plan for the Scots, finishing bottom of group D with a sole point. However, their point came in a 0-0 draw against England at Wembley which was celebrated so long and so hard by the Scottish fans that they probably don't remember the rest of the tournament anyway.

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