Liverpool suffer major transfer setback after club say no to deal for 24-year-old
By Alex Taylor
Liverpool have suffered a blow in their pursuit of left-back Andy Robertson after Hull announced he is not for sale at any price.
Football Insider reported that Jurgen Klopp was lining up a move for Robertson, 22, to provide competition for Alberto Moreno.
The Reds have been left frustrated in their pursuit of a new left-back this summer after deals for Ben Chilwell and Douglas Santos have fallen flat, while Celtic sensation Kieran Tierney has opted to sign a new contract with the Scottish giants.
Original reports suggested that the former Dundee United defender Robertson could be on his way to Anfield for a deal believed to be around £12million.
In a statement given to the Liverpool Echo, a Hull spokesman said: “I can confirm that Hull have received no approach from Liverpool in relation to Andrew Robertson and nor would we welcome one. We are trying to add four players to our squad for the new season and certainly wouldn’t want to lose one who has three years left on his contract.”
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Robertson has played 76 times for Hull since his move from Scotland in 2014 and chipped in with four goals in the 2015-16 season.
Liverpool’s recruitment problems could leave the door open to Joe Gomez, who has already made five appearances for the Merseysiders’ first team and could displace Moreno come the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
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