Liverpool's Andy Robertson extends contract until 2026

Scotland left-back had missed his side's opening two games of the season due to injury

Liverpool's Andy Robertson has signed a new deal at the club until 2026.

The Scotland left-back joins Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Virgil Van Dijk in committing his future to the club. Robertson joined the Reds from Hull in 2017 and has made 177 appearances, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup titles.

Robertson will be available for the next fixture against Chelsea after missing his side's opening two games of the season due to injury.

"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," he told the club website.

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

"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. 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.

"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 27-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage in a pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao this month and was an unused substitute against Burnley last week.

"I fully trained on Friday, just one day before the game [against Burnley] - maybe a bit ahead of schedule. I'll have a full week of training so let's see what happens against Chelsea. But I'll be ready, I’ll be ready to play," he said.

Updated: August 24th 2021, 3:57 PM
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