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Robertson doubles down on retirement plan as he makes Liverpool feelings clear

Andy Robertson declared his aim is to “finish at Liverpool” as he doubled down on his plans to retire at Anfield.

Aged just 27, Robertson has the prime years of his career ahead of him, but he has already decided how he would like to hang up his boots when his playing days come to an end.

The left-back has established himself as one of the most popular players in the Liverpool squad since arriving from Hull City in 2017 for a mere £8million.

Robertson is among the best in the Premier League in his position and has three years remaining on the long-term deal he signed in 2019.

The left-back has made 176 appearances for the Reds

The Scotland captain played for Celtic up to Under-15 level – when he was released for being too small – and has discussed a return to his boyhood club in the past.

Robertson was pressed on whether he could join the Hoops at some stage in the future during a fresh interview, but reiterated his desire to play out his career on Merseyside.

“I get asked this question a lot,” the former Dundee United star said when quizzed on a potential move to Celtic.

“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, but I’d love to retire at this club.”

Robertson was a vital cog in the Liverpool team which won the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020.

Speaking last year, he explained how his desire to sign for Celtic disappeared when he “found his home” with the Reds.

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“If you asked me when I was playing for Hull if I wanted to go back and play for Celtic, then I would have said that 100 per cent I wanted to play for my boyhood club,” Robertson told The Lockdown Tactics podcast .

“But now I’ve found my home at Liverpool and I love playing for this club. If I could retire at Liverpool, then I’d bite your hand off for it now.

“Playing at this club is amazing. To play in front of the fans every second week at Anfield is incredible.

“When I was younger, I wanted to play for Celtic and give my best years to Celtic. I didn’t want to be hanging on and going there at 33 or 34 when I knew my best years were gone.

“It might be something I’ll need to think about at some stage. I still follow Celtic and they still have a place in my heart.

“It would be hard to say ‘no’ but, if I did have the option of retiring at Liverpool, I’d bite your hand off for it – and I’d probably sign the contract now.”




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