Andrew Robertson revealed he came very close to accepting a move to Stoke City prior to his move to Liverpool last summer, according to an interview with YouTube channel Open Goal.
“Stoke were quite interested in me”, Robertson told Si Ferry.
“Mark Hughes liked me and I think there was a wee bit of chat with them.
“So I was thinking they were a really good option; I think they finished top ten that season and I was trying to get my head on [a move to] Stoke.
“I was thinking they were really keen and at that point Mark Hughes’ [side] was playing good football and they had Erik Pieters; I wasn’t sure if I was going in as backup to him as he was flying that season”, Robertson stated.
However, Liverpool swooped for Robertson not soon after and the 24-year-old instead traded relegated Hull for an £8m switch to Anfield, where he as shone ever since gaining a starting role in December.
Now Scotland’s captain, Robbo can lay claim to being the best left-back in the country and Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly be delighted that Robertson decided to stall on a move to the Britannia.