Andy Robertson wrote himself into the Liverpool and Champions League history books last night. He turned in a stunning performance as the Reds won the biggest prize in club football, lifting the Champions League after a 2-0 win over Tottenham.
The fairytale rise from Queen’s Park to Liverpool has been well documented. Now there is a new chapter in this story, with Robertson becoming the first Scotsman since Paul Lambert to lift the Champions League trophy after playing on the pitch.
It’s fair to say Scottish fans were delighted for the ex-Dundee United and Spiders left-back.
@andrewrobertso5 From all the Arabs in the world, congratulations!! Incredible
— Brad Pint (@Christafff) June 1, 2019
Congrats Andy Robertson 🏴 from Queens Park to Kings of Europe
— Grant Reid (@grantreid1) June 1, 2019
Well done to former @stninianshigh pupil @andrewrobertso5 – what an AMAZING achievement! Everyone in East Renfrewshire is so proud of the part you've played in helping @LFC win the @ChampionsLeague ⚽ 🏆 👏 #WeAreEastRen pic.twitter.com/zb0w3xSjnY
— East Renfrewshire (@EastRenCouncil) June 1, 2019
What a journey for this guy: from @dundeeunitedfc to @LFC . Congratulations @andrewrobertso5 ! #ChampionsLeagueFinal2019 @ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/jMnIgWIP7q
— Michael Alexander (@C_MAlexander) June 1, 2019
Pleased for Andy Robertson. 🏴
— TartanArmyBoy 🇪🇺🏴🤝 (@TartanArmyBoy) June 1, 2019
Best left back in the world is Scottish…
— ᗪᑌᑎKᔕ (@DMM97____) June 1, 2019
Robertson’s win highlights how surreal his story is
The narrative of the Scotland captain going from rags to riches was a repetitive theme in the run-up to this final. There is a reason for that though.
Robertson’s story is pretty surreal. The fact he was playing amateur football for Queen’s Park in 2013 is mind-boggling.
Things like this don’t come about very often. It takes a very determined individual to do what Robertson has done. He can rightfully lay claim to being a legend at one of the world’s biggest clubs.
On the night he earned that tag he was fantastic for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, but that’s what we have came to expect. Robertson very rarely lets his standards slip.
Liverpool’s Scottish star’s stock keeps rising and rising. Whilst he’s at Anfield, there is no limit to what Robertson could achieve. From Queen’s Park, to Tannadice, a stop at Hull City and finally reaching Liverpool. Scotland finally has a world-class player again.