The Liverpool legend wants his compatriot and left-back Andy Robertson to ignore interest from Barcelona or any other club to be at Anfield.
Liverpool’s excellent season ended with a Champions League triumph, and without any surprises, a number of their key stars are linked away from the club. However, according to a report on The Mirror, club legend Kenny Dalglish hopes left-back Andy Robertson ignores any speculation linking him away from the club and stays at Anfield for as long as possible.
Dalglish, who won three European Cups during his playing days at Liverpool, does not see any reason for Robertson or any other key stars to consider their future at the club. Dalglish understands the links to other big clubs including Barcelona, but does not see a need for either Liverpool to sell or Robertson to leave Merseyside in the summer.
“Andy Robertson must wake up every morning and think it’s Christmas Day,” Dalglish said. “I’m told he has been linked with a couple of big European clubs. But why would he want to leave Liverpool? Seriously, tell me why?
“Anyway, he is already playing abroad! Well, that was always the way I looked at it when I moved from Scotland to England to join Liverpool from Celtic. Andy has every right to be proud of what he has helped Liverpool achieve in the past 10 months.”
The Scotland captain, who joined Liverpool from Hull City has been a sensation at Anfield. In each of his two seasons, Robertson helped his side reach the Champions League final, and this season Liverpool beat Spurs to win the crown for the sixth time. Elsewhere in the league, Robertson’s 11 assists during the campaign helped Liverpool finish just a point short of winning the Premier League.
This season, Robertson played a massive 48 games in all competitions including 36 in the Premier League. His performance against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, where Liverpool mounted an unlikely comeback has attracted the attention of the Catalans.
Barcelona are looking at several players for the left-back position. They have the formidable Jordi Alba, but they want someone to cover and provide competition to the Spanish international. Sead Kolasinac’s name has been mentioned among others including Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis. Robertson is also among those considered.
It remains to be seen if the lure of playing at Camp Nou attracts Robertson, who might feel accomplished at Anfield after the Champions League triumph. However, it would be an uphill task to take over from Alba in Barcelona, and it would be wise for Robertson to stay put at Anfield for the foreseeable future and help Liverpool mount a challenge to win the Premier League next season.