Real Madrid targetting Liverpool’s star defender this summer

May 25, 2023 9:58 am

Jurgen Klopp turned the fate of Liverpool upside down since joining them in 2015. He went on to help the club lift their first Premier League title in three decades, also helping them win the Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and the FIFA Club World Cup. A key member of that unit was left-back Andy Robertson, who is an engine driving them from behind.

Robertson is renowned for his relentless energy and the ability to defend and attack with equal strength. The star left-back is one of their pillars and is one of Klopp’s favourite players in the team, who is a sure-shot starter in the team if he is fit. However, there is a little predicament Liverpool are facing right now and their stance on Robertson right now isn’t entirely sure. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet

Spanish giants Real Madrid are keen on moving a transfer the Liverpool defender Robertson, 29, has three years left on his contract at Anfield but could leave the Reds this summer. Jurgen Klopp’s side are set to miss out on Champions League football and Los Blancos are trying to take advantage and sign the Scotland international, who impressed against Carlo Ancelotti’s Real in March.

It has not been the most impressive seasons for the Reds, who are currently on the verge of exiting the Champions League race. If Manchester United pick up one point in their remaining two Premier League matches, both of which are at their home at Old Trafford, they will knock Liverpool out of Champions League for the first time since Klopp arrived. 

Los Blancos are in the market for a new left-back given Ferland Mendy’s injury issues, with Eduoard Camavinga often having to play in that position. Mendy has made just 17 LaLiga appearances this season as Real were beaten to the title by arch-rivals Barcelona with four matches to go.

Ancelotti is a fan of Robertson and wants to add him to his squad, considering the experience he has already had in the Champions League and in one of Europe’s top divisions. Robertson has been a mainstay in the Liverpool side since his move from Hull in 2017, winning every major trophy possible.

This season, Robertson has made eight assists in 34 Premier League games. However, Robertson hasn’t been as effective, especially going forward, since Trent Alexander-Arnold’s position change. The right-back has moved into a more midfield role, with Jordan Henderson covering when he goes forward. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.