By Matt Bullin
Liverpool are eyeing a swoop for Hull defender Andrew Robertson should Alberto Moreno leave this summer, according to a report.
The Mail Online claims West Ham, Newcastle and Burnley have all also expressed an interest in the 23-year-old left-back who Hull value at £8million.
It is said Robertson was lined been lined up by Watford as well, with a reunion with manager Marco Silva on the cards, but the club has since moved onto other options.
However, the report states that a Reds move for the Scottish international is dependent on one major factor, which rests on whether they manage to offload Moreno, and a club is yet to meet their £15million asking price for him.
The Mail claims the Merseysiders even rejected an £11million bid for the 24-year-old Spaniard from Napoli earlier this month, but they are the only club to express a concrete interest in the player so far.
Moreno was used sparingly by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last term, and he only played 18 league and cup games.
Meanwhile, Robertson was a mainstay in the Tigers’ back line, making 39 appearances across all competitions.
The left-back provided three assists and scored one goal, but his best efforts were not enough to stop the club being relegated to the Championship.
Football Insider verdict
The left-back position is a well documented problem at Anfield as James Milner was forced to play there for much of the 2016-17 campaign. However, Robertson is not the answer to Liverpool’s defensive woes, he would instead provide a decent back-up option. It seems the Reds will only move for the Scot if they manage to offload Moreno, who’s performances last term were well below Klopp’s standards. It might be hard for the Merseysiders to flog the Spaniard for £15million after such a poor season, so they should definitely look to lower their asking price in order to rouse a bit more interest in him.
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