Report: Player pulls out of PL club move to join Liverpool, deal should be done by Sunday night

Liverpool are close to completing the signing of Hull City left-back Andrew Robertson, according to the reports.

The newspaper claim that the 23-year-old is set to join the Merseyside giants for a fee of £8million and the transfer is in line to be wrapped up by Sunday night.

It’s believed that Robertson, 23, was on the verge of joining Burnley last month but the deal stalled, Liverpool made their move and quickly agreed terms with the player.

It is said the fee is also settled for a “bargain price” for the Scotland international, whose contract expires in the summer of 2018.

The imminent arrival of Robertson will pave the way for the erratic Spaniard Alberto Moreno to find a new club amid reports that Napoli have tabled a £12million offer for him.

Manager Jurgen Klopp tasked midfielder James Milner with the senior left-back 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 provide an attacking threat in the full-back role.

The defender signed for Hull in the summer of 2014 after a £3million move from Dundee United and he instantly became a regular in the starting lineup, featuring in 24 Premier League matches as they were relegated.

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.