Andy Robertson opens up on his tough Celtic decision

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has admitted that he’d love to play for boyhood club Celtic before he retires from football.

The Scot has enjoyed a strong four-year tenure at Anfield, during which time he’s played a key role in helping the Reds to win both the Champions League and Premier League.

As we look ahead to the future, it seems as if the 27-year-old is ready and willing to try and help push Liverpool back to the top of the English game after a poor season by their own standards.

“I always said I would give my best years to Celtic”

During a recent interview with PLZ Soccer, however, Robertson couldn’t help but admit that he’d like to play for his beloved Celtic before hanging up his boots.

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“I get asked this question a lot but look, my aim is to finish at Liverpool and I’d love to finish at Liverpool,” Robertson said.

“But I know how tough it is to stay at the highest level and that’s why I’d love to play for Celtic but when I was a young boy, growing up, I always said I would give my best years to Celtic. 

“I don’t want to go there when I’m old and maybe can’t move as much and I get all my old mates hating on me because I can’t perform the way I maybe used to.

“The time will come to make that decision. Just now, I’ve still got a good length on my contract at Liverpool. I hope to stay here forever. I hope to retire here. 

“I feel fit, I feel healthy just now but when you get into your thirties, I think maybe things change but I’d love to retire at this club. 

“If not, I’d look at options. I’d love to pull on the Celtic shirt, of course I would, but I don’t want to be an old fart when I go up there. I want to still be able to play well and if I can do that, I won’t get my mates hating on me. That’s for sure.”

Robertson will now turn his attention towards Scotland’s Euro 2020 opener against Czech Republic on June 14.

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