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I signed new deal to win trophies, says Robertson


Andy Robertson
Andy Robertson

By Carl Markham

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson wants to follow his new five-year contract with trophies after admitting extending his stay was a "no-brainer".

The Scotland captain took little time in agreeing a new long-term deal just 18 months after arriving for £8m from relegated Hull.

And, after following the example of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez, who have all signed new contracts in the last six months, Robertson now wants to bring silverware to Anfield, with the Reds currently top of the Premier League by four points and in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"I hope to achieve success as a team over the course of this new deal," he said. "This club demands trophies and too long has probably passed without trophies.

"So I hope to help bring another couple of trophies to this club and help push in that direction because the fans and club demand it, so that's what we aim to give.

"We came close (reaching the Europa League and League Cup finals in 2016 and Champions League final last year) but it's about taking that next step.

"As soon as the club came to me, it was a no-brainer for me - I want to stay here, so as soon as they put an offer on the table it was signed as quickly as that.

"It was a pretty easy contract for me and I'm sure for the club. We both agreed very quickly, that's why it's been done so quickly."

Klopp is delighted to have wrapped up the deal so quickly.

"This one was done in almost record time," he said. "He might be from Glasgow originally, but everything about him screams Liverpool.

"It has been fantastic to see him grow, develop and improve."

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