Scotland left-back Andy Robertson has signed for Liverpool from Hull in a deal reported to be worth £8 million, possibly rising to £10m.
Robertson spent three seasons with the Tigers following his arrival from Dundee United, and joins the Reds on a long-term contract. The move by the former Queen’s Park and Dundee United player is set to earn the Tannadice club around £600,000.
Robertson, who will wear No 26 at Anfield, has won 15 caps for his country and scored his only international goal in a 3-1 friendly defeat by Roy Hodgson’s England in 2014.
Burnley made the early running for Robertson after Hull’s relegation from the Premier League but no deal was forthcoming, opening the door for Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp, for whom left-back has been an area of concern.
Robertson, 23, told Liverpoolfc.com: “It feels a wee bit surreal just now. Obviously I’m delighted. There’s been a lot of speculation over the last couple of weeks but I’m glad that the deal’s finally been done and I’m a Liverpool player.
“My family are proud of what I’ve achieved so far and they’re all over the moon with the move, as well as me of course. We’re all just looking forward to being part of the Liverpool family now.
“There’s not many, if any, more special clubs than Liverpool. When you grow up as a kid you dream of playing with big clubs such as Liverpool and to make that a reality is a dream come true for me.
“I just want to prove to people that I can do it at this level, and hopefully I manage to do that this season and go on to do good things for this club.”
Announcing his departure, Hull said: “The 23-year-old full-back left the Tigers’ Portuguese training camp earlier this week to undergo a medical and finalise terms with the Merseyside club.
“Robertson arrived at the KCOM Stadium from Dundee United in July 2014 and went on to make 116 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring five goals.
“Everybody at the club would like to thank Andy for his efforts in a black and amber shirt, and wish him well for the future.”