Robertson's CL rage and one lowlight that will always haunt him
Liverpool's left-back Andy Robertson has been discussing the one bittersweet memory and the moment that will stay with him foreverby Caoimhe O'Neill
Andy Robertson shares Liverpool Champions League rage and one career lowlight that will always haunt him
Andy Robertson has revealed the one moment in his career which still hurts him to look back on.
The full-back has won a treble of trophies with the Reds including the Champions League, but it was a memory from his Hull City days which continues to frustrate him.
In an interview with Gaffer magazine, Robertson was asked whether his mentality is his greatest strength.
To which the 25-year-old responded: "My career really has been like a rollercoaster, so I suppose you could say that I’ve had to be strong.
"When I started up in Scotland people were talking well of me but then I got released from Celtic and things didn’t go too well at Queens Park to start. I finally got in the team then we lost in the Play-Offs.
"Then, I moved to Dundee United and we lost in the Scottish Cup Final. Then, I go to Hull and I get relegated in my first season.
"I was playing well in that period but, like I said, it’s a team sport and collectively we weren’t doing enough. With Hull we went down to The Championship and then we got promoted, which was my first taste of success.
"Albeit it was bittersweet because we went right down again. Before I got to Liverpool it was all a bumpy ride. Being relegated with Hull City still annoys me now – it’s still a moment which hurts me."
Robertson, who made the £8m move to Anfield in 2017, also went on to discuss one of the best moments of his career so far.
When asked about the Champions League comeback against Barcelona, which saw him replaced at half-time through injury, he told: "Most of the time it’s a big blur.
"But, I remember the Champions League one a lot more because I was injured at half-time and I was sat on the bench for the Trent corner. I was absolutely gutted, I was raging at myself, that I had to come off injured in that game. But there was nothing I could do.
"In a weird way now, I look back on that moment and I was lucky in the respect that I was able to soak it in. The last ten minutes I couldn’t watch the pitch, I ended up looking around and observing the faces in the crowd. The atmosphere in the stadium that night was special.
"I would have loved to have been on the park for the second half but I took in a lot more of it compared to other games where you can’t because you’re involved.
"I still get goosebumps thinking back to it. That corner will go down in the history books of football, it was incredible."
Liverpool will continue the defence of their European crown as they make the trip to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.