Odds slashed: Liverpool installed 1/5 favourites to sign full-back

Liverpool have been installed as runaway favourites to sign Hull City defender Andrew Robertson this summer, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.

Sky Bet have priced the Premier League giants at 1/5 to land left-back Robertson before the transfer window shuts at the start of September.

The latest odds put Liverpool well clear in the betting, with Watford priced at 6/1, Burnley at a now-distant 12/1 after signing Charlie Taylor from Leeds on Thursday and Newcastle at 25/1.

Liverpool are known to be in the market for a new left-back this summer as they listen to offers for erratic Spaniard Alberto Moreno.

Manager Jurgen Klopp asked midfielder James Milner to take on an unfamiliar position last season and he did a sound job as the team finished fourth in the Premier League.

But Liverpool are looking for long-term options on the left side of the defence and Robertson is renowned for his ability to provide the team with width and produce an attacking threat in the full-back role.

The defender signed for Hull at the beginning of the 2014-15 season and he instantly became a regular in the starting lineup, featuring in 24 Premier League matches.

However, his debut season at the club would end in disappointment as Hull were relegated to the Championship.

The following season saw Robertson produce some of the best football of his career as he helped Hull to bounce straight back to the English top flight, scoring four goals and providing five assists in all competitions.

The Scotland international performed well in his second full campaign in the Premier League but he was unable to prevent Hull from slipping to relegation once again.