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Klopp is huge fan of Liverpool new boy Andy Robertson

By Rory Dollard

Jurgen Klopp has hailed Andy Robertson's "incredible personal journey" after signing the Scotland international from Hull.

Robertson, 23, has gone from a supermarket job and part-time football with Queen's Park to a Champions League side in the space of four years after joining the Reds for around £8m.

He now has a chance to establish himself as the answer to the problem left-back position at Anfield, which was filled for the majority of last season by converted midfielder James Milner.

And his route to the top has not been lost on Klopp, whose net outlay is negligible after midfielder Kevin Stewart moved in the opposite direction for a similar fee.

"For Andrew this is another big step on what has been a quite incredible personal journey in a very short space of time," he said.

"I love his story; where he has come from professionally to reach this point. When you speak to him it is clear why he makes his progress. He has a burning love for playing football.

"His attitude is outstanding. His talent and skill, also very good. I know our environment will benefit him and help him push himself even more."

Robertson said: "It feels a wee bit surreal. I'm delighted. There's been a lot of speculation over the last couple of weeks but I'm glad that the deal's finally been done.

"I just want to prove to people that I can do it at this level, and hopefully I manage to go on to do good things for this club."

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