Andy Robertson


Andy Robertson Blasts 'Shambles' Organisation Of Champions League Final

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has called the organisation of the Champions League final at the Stade de France a “shambles”.

The Reds’ game against Real Madrid was delayed for 36 minutes as thousands of Liverpool fans were held outside the ground,

unable to get through closed turnstiles before police fired pepper spray and tear gas at innocent men, women and children.

UEFA attempted to blame the chaos on supporters trying to enter the stadium with ‘fake tickets’,

but widespread evidence on social media clearly showed that was little to no organisation outside – with police appearing to hinder efforts rather than attempting to help.


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“One of my mates got told it was a fake which I assure you it wasn’t,” Robertson said of the situation after Liverpool lost the final 1-0 to Vinicius Junior’s second half goal.

“It was a shambles really,” he told BBC Sport.

“To be honest people were just making it up at times and panicking.

Tear gas getting thrown at people was unacceptable.

“It was horrendous for our fans and all families that have been through it as well.

It wasn’t a nice experience, not a nice final to come to.

The Champions League should be a celebration but it wasn’t that.

“Obviously the final wasn’t meant to be here and whether the preparations were not as good as maybe they should have been but I am sure in the coming days an inquest will go into that.”

Inside the stadium, a message was displayed on big screens saying the game had been delayed because of “the late arrival of fans”.

Many had in fact been queueing for hours, with many supporters eventually turned away despite having legitimate tickets for the game.

It was revealed Andy Robertson has become part of the players’ leadership team at Liverpool alongside Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Virgil van Dijk.

But it seems the left-back has got his eyes on more power having demanded to Henderson he replace Milner as Liverpool’s vice-captain!

All isn’t as it seems though as the voice note Robertson left the Reds skipper came as a result of losing a challenge to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold.

As part of the new series of Wingmen, the pair did a Liverpool trivia quiz. Robertson lost and had to pay the price.

However, he did put together quite a good case for him being Henderson’s second in command…


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Robertson said:

“Yes Hendo… it was just regarding me trying to become the new vice-captain.

“I know Milly’s obviously there, who’s been fantastic and things but obviously me being Scotland captain and bringing on new responsibilities.

I just think maybe the time has come to, you know, up my responsibilities at this club.

“I think me and you get on quite well, we’d maybe bounce off each other so I think it might be quite a good duo.

“I think adding a Scotsman could be quite a good addition to this squad…

“Yeah look, just really wanting your views on it… cheers Skip, speak to you later and hopefully I’m your new vice-captain.”


Unfortunately for Liverpool fans, this is all we can see from Robertson and Alexander-Arnold on the new series of Wingmen.

The show has expanded to a range of presenters which will see the likes of Manchester United duo Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard do a show together, as will West Ham’s Michail Antonio and cult hero Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Andy Robertson Pen Down Another 3Years To Extends His Stay At Liverpool Till 2026

The Scotland international left-back has joined the likes of Trent Alexander Anold  Fabinho, Alisson,Vagil Van Dijk  to commit his long-term future to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Andy Robertson has signed a new contract at Liverpool that will keep him at Anfield through to the summer of 2026.

The 27-year-old Premier League and Champions League winner – who has taken in 177 appearances for the club,

was already tied to the Reds for another three years, but has now agreed to an extended stay on Merseyside beyond that point.

He has become the latest senior star to commit his long-term future to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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What was said?

Robertson, who is expected to recover from ankle ligament damage in time to make a first competitive appearance of 2021-22 at home to Chelsea on Saturday,

has told the Reds’ official website:

Obviously when the negotiations started and it looked as if my future was going to be here longer term than what it was, then I think it’s no secret that I’m happy at this club.

“I want to stay at this club for as long as possible and to extend my stay, it’s always a happy time for me, for my family.

We’re settled here, we love everything about this football club and I’m glad that the journey is continuing.”

He added: “When you sign for a massive club, I still remember the day as if it was yesterday,

when I signed here and obviously you have ambitions to become a regular player for Liverpool, to win trophies for this club, to do everything else but the way it’s gone has been excellent.

“But since the very start of my career I’ve always been one to look forward: that’s in the past,

that’s something that I can sit down with the people who want to listen to me when I’ve hung up my boots and retired and I can tell them all the stories that we’ve already made.

“But I’m certainly one, and I know a lot of people in this training ground just now are people to look forward and people [who want] to create more history, more stories.

Hopefully, people get bored of me when I’ve retired and I can sit down for hours and hours and tell them about all the stories! 

“They’re certainly building up but I want to make more and obviously hopefully starting with this season.

We want to achieve more, we want to bring hopefully more trophies, more happiness to this club. 

“The only way of doing that is by working hard and having the same application that we have done since day one.”

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Who is next for Liverpool contract?

With Robertson committing to fresh terms, attention can now shift to getting more deals over the line.

Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer market this summer, with French centre-half Ibrahima Konate their only notable addition.

The Reds have been busy, though, tying down key men and hope there will be more positive news to report on that front in the coming weeks.

Mohamed Salah is next in line for a new deal, with contract talks ongoing with an Egyptian superstar.

His current deal is due to expire in 2023 but, after hitting 126 goals for Liverpool through 215 appearances, an improved agreement is in the pipeline.