Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has openly admitted he would like to end his career with the Reds, but has now revealed a “dream” alternative if that isn’t possible.
The Scot has been a revelation since joining the club for just £8m in 2017, playing a key role in the club’s entire success under Jurgen Klopp.
Having won seven trophies in his five years at the club, including the Champions League and the Premier League, Robertson has gone on record that he would like to stay with the Reds for the rest of his career.
It was a long road to the top for the Glasgow-born defender, who was released by Celtic before his 15th birthday, before finally making a name for himself with Dundee United.
Celtic remain a club close to his heart, and the Scotland captain admits he would consider returning to his boyhood club if he was unable to finish his playing career on Merseyside.
“Every time I see Celtic, I consider it,” Robertson told BT’s Currie Club podcast when asked if he would ever consider returning to Parkhead.
“When you look at them and see a packed Celtic Park, as a fan you always have that dream, that’s a fact, but you have to weigh whether it’s realistic or not.
“I have always been open and said, ideally, I want to finish my career here at Liverpool. If I can stay at the top of my game, at the top of the tree for my entire career, that’s the route I want to go.
“But also, when I look at Celtic and when I was a kid, I thought I wanted to give them my best years.
“Now I don’t want to go as a 34 or 35 year old guy that my uncles start to hate me because I can’t move anymore! Time will tell. I am a person who lives in the moment.
“I don’t look too far ahead and I don’t usually look back. There will be a time for that.”
Robertson is currently sidelined with a knee injury sustained in the Reds’ Champions League loss to Napoli earlier this month.
The flying wing-back has been outstanding since his arrival from Hull City, and if he maintains his high standards over the next few years, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him stay at Liverpool for most, if not all, of the rest of his career.
However, if that is not the case, who could envy him the opportunity to return to Glasgow?