Jurgen Klopp has told SunSport he still can’t quite believe how Celtic let a very young Andy Robertson walk out the door back when he was in the youth ranks.

The Champions League winner rise to the top saw him booted out of Celtic and playing part time football for Queens Park. The defender is now on mega bucks and considered one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

It will be a source of great pain for head of youth Chris McCart. If it’s not then there’s something wrong.

You maybe couldn’t have envisioned the player he would ultimately become but Klopp is adamant Robertson has had the same traits since he was playing for Dundee Utd and then at Hull.

“It’s so difficult to understand when you look at him now that anyone could ever have let him go.

“Left-back is such an important position and I don’t think in Scotland they have 500 of them, do they? So it’s hard to imagine how you can give up on a boy like this.

“It cannot be his personality or character. It cannot be his speed because he was always quick.

“It cannot be the quality of his left foot because it was always brilliant when he played for Hull and when I saw him play for Dundee United.”

The former Celtic trainee is now gunning for a Premier League title with Klopp and Liverpool and he won’t have any referees it ill-feeling. Andy is still a massive Celtic fan and watched the bhoys when he’s not playing for Liverpool.

Celtic did bring Kieran Tierney through in the left-back position eventually and he’d go on to Star for the hoops before leaving for Arsenal in the summer transfer window.


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