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Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2017

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keeping tabs on the development of Hull City starlet Andy Robertson, as the German hunts for a new left-back.

Alan Nixon of The Sun reported the Scotland international will leave the Tigers in the summer, and the £10 million-rated defender could arrive at Anfield as the Reds “keep an eye on his progress.” The 22-year-old was left disappointed after a deadline-day switch to Burnley fell through, forcing the player to remain at the KCOM Stadium.

The former Dundee United starlet has made 19 appearances in the Premier League this term, according to WhoScored.com, and has displayed consistency and endeavour in his development. The youngster is a progressive full-back, capable of servicing the wing and dribbling the ball out of defence.

Philip Buckingham of the Hull Daily Mail lauded the player as he stopped Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, with the Tigers defeating Liverpool in their recent Premier League encounter:


HULL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Andy Robertson of Hull City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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Hull manager Marco Silva has spoken of Robertson’s importance to his plans as he opted to retain the defender after his arrival at the relegation-threatened club.

David Charlesworth of the Press Association (via Mail Online) quoted the coach explaining why the deal with Burnley collapsed.

“He’s our player, he’s an important player for us and in this moment I’m thinking to prepare Robertson to play (against Manchester United),” Silva said. “I spoke with the player and I said – I was clear with him – ‘I want you to stay at the club, I keep you in our squad’. I said the same applies for our chairman.”

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03:  Samir Handanovic of Internazionale looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group K match between Southampton FC and FC Internazionale Milano at St Mary's Stadium on November 3, 2016 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by I

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In other Reds news, Klopp is “eyeing” Inter Milan stopper Samir Handanovic as he attempts to solve the club’s goalkeeping issues.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (h/t Liam Corless of the Mirror) reported the Merseyside team could look toward the Inter player after the worrying performances of Simon Mignolet or Loris Karius.

Both goalkeepers have cost Liverpool points this season, and Klopp needs to solidify his defence before he can think of winning trophies.

Here is Handanovic in action:

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