Liverpool may have lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, but defeat did no harm to Andrew Robertson’s growing reputation.
Signed last summer from Hull City for a meagre £8 million, the 24-year-old has been phenomenal for Liverpool all season and produced another standout performance in Kiev.
Defensively Robertson was rock solid and going forward he proved a handful. If truth be told, he didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.
But the reality is that he was, which pains him because he knows how well he and his teammates performed at the Olympic Stadium.
“I’d rather have had a stinker and we won,” said the Scotsman. “I’d rather 10 players turned up and I didn’t but we went home with the trophy.
“That’s just the type of person that I am. Hopefully we will have more nights like this. People say that you might not get to another one, but we will try.
“We know it is the biggest tournament in Europe and it is so hard to get here. We can vouch for that. We will try our best. We will try to win trophies for the club and bring it success.”
Liverpool fans have grown to love Robertson over the past year and what he did with his runners-up medal after the game just shows why that’s the case.
According to the Daily Mail, he was so discontent with coming second that he buried the medal deep in his wash bag and said he doesn’t know if he will ever take it out.
“I don’t know what I will do with it. That’s for another day,” he added. “It is still an achievement to get here but second is as good as last in my book.
“We wanted to win it. We were one step too short. It’s just devastation in the changing room. We are all upset.
“We have been on a good journey but we have just fallen short. Madrid have won it and are probably deserved winners. But, believe me, the lads are gutted.”
Typical Robertson. He’s never won a major trophy but he clearly possesses an elite mentality and wants nothing but the best at Liverpool.
Seems the Scotland international can do no wrong at the moment and Liverpool are very lucky to have him.