Andy Robertson: Liverpool Defender Says He Is ‘Ready To Play’ After Signing New Five-Year Contract

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The Scotland captain’s new deal will see him remain at Liverpool until 2026 and he hopes to start that new era by facing Chelsea on Sunday

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Andy Robertson of Liverpool warm up ahead of the Pre-Season Friendly fixture between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Anfield on August 8, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Robertson has become a senior figure at Liverpool since arriving from Hull (Photo: Getty)

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has signed a new deal at the club until 2026 and will be available against Chelsea at the weekend after missing his side’s opening two games of the season due to injury, the Scotland international said on Tuesday.

“I want to stay at this club for as long as possible and to extend my stay, it’s always a happy time for me, for my family,” he said.

The 27-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage in a pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao this month and was an unused substitute against Burnley last week with Greece international Kostas Tsimikas deputise in defence.

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“I fully trained on Friday, just one day before the game [against Burnley] – maybe a bit ahead of schedule… I’ll have a full week of training so let’s see what happens against Chelsea. But I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready to play,” Robertson added.

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Andy Robertson injury: Liverpool defender says he is ‘ready to play’ after signing new five-year contract
Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Liverpool v Athletic Bilbao – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – August 8, 2021 Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is helped off the pitch after sustaining an injury as manager Jurgen Klopp looks on Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Liverpool v Athletic Bilbao – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – August 8, 2021 Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is helped off the pitch after sustaining an injury as manager Jurgen Klopp looks on Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Liverpool fans feared the worst when Robertson was carried off during a pre-season friendly (Photo: Reuters

Robertson has made 177 appearances for Liverpool since arriving from Hull City in July 2017, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup.

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Robertson added: “When you sign for a massive club, I still remember the day as if it was yesterday when I signed here and obviously you have ambitions to become a regular player for Liverpool, to win trophies for this club, to do everything else but the way it’s gone has been excellent.

“But since the very start of my career I’ve always been one to look forward: that’s in the past, that’s something that I can sit down with the people who want to listen to me when I’ve hung up my boots and retired and I can tell them all the stories that we’ve already made.

“But I’m certainly one, and I know a lot of people in this training ground just now are people to look forward and people [who want] to create more history, more stories. Hopefully people get bored of me when I’ve retired and I can sit down for hours and hours and tell them about all the stories!

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“They’re certainly building up but I want to make more and obviously hopefully starting with this season. We want to achieve more, we want to bring hopefully more trophies, more happiness to this club.

“The only way of doing that is by working hard and having the same application that we have done since day one.”