Liverpool transfer news: Sir Kenny Dalglish insists Andy Robertson has no reason to leave Reds amid Barcelona

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Left-back Robertson has shone over the past couple of seasons for Liverpool and helped them win the 2018/19 Champions League

Sir Kenny Dalglish has said there is no reason Andy Robertson would want to leave Liverpool this summer.

Robertson, who joined from Hull in 2017, has established himself as one of the best left-backs in Europe after enjoying another excellent campaign for Liverpool.

Andy Robertson has become one of the best defenders in Europe

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Andy Robertson has become one of the best defenders in Europe

The Scotland captain recorded 11 assists in his 36 Premier League appearances, as Jurgen Klopp’s side narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City.

Having celebrated Liverpool’s Champions League final win over Tottenham in Madrid last Saturday, Robertson then scored to help Scotland see off Cyprus 2-1 in a Euro 2020 qualifier over the weekend.

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Robertson’s fine performances have led to suggestions of transfer interest in him, with Barcelona said to be looking at the 25-year-old as they eye a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba.

However, Kop legend Dalglish, who spent 13 years as a player for the club and managed them on two separate occasions, can’t believe there is any reason Robertson would want to leave Liverpool this summer.

“Andy Robertson must wake up every morning and think it’s Christmas Day,” Dalglish wrote in his column for The Sunday Post.

Robertson helped Liverpool win the Champions League

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Robertson helped Liverpool win the Champions League

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“That’s why I don’t believe he’ll be considering leaving Liverpool for any other football club at home or abroad.

“I’m told he has been linked with a couple of big European clubs. But why would he want to leave Liverpool? Seriously, tell me why?

“Anyway, he is already playing abroad! Well, that was always the way I looked at it when I moved from Scotland to England to join Liverpool from Celtic.”

Robertson’s rise to the top is all the more remarkable considering he was playing in the Scottish third division just six years ago with Queen’s Park.

Dalglish has heaped praise on Robertson

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Dalglish has heaped praise on Robertson

“Andy has every right to be proud of what he has helped Liverpool achieve in the past 10 months,” Dalglish added.

“Week in and week out, he has been hugely influential and his contribution has been enormous.

“What the team gets out of him in every game is remarkable.”