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Liverpool hero Lawrenson: Robertson now worth £40m​

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson believes that he club's left back Andy Robertson is worth more than four times the fee that was paid for him.

Robertson cost Liverpool £8 million when he joined from Hull City in the summer.

Lawrenson believes the player would felt more than four times that sum now.

"What was it - £8.5m [initial £8m] or something [they paid for him]? He is probably times that by five at the moment," Lawrenson said to BBC Scotland.

"I cannot remember a poor game from him.

"People in the game said to me, 'He is great going forward, but defensively against the top teams, I am not sure.' I tell you what, no-one has taken him apart as yet.

"The quality of his passing and crossing is outstanding. He is an extremely fit individual; he just looks like a player that doesn't give a problem to the manager and gets on with it.

"He has got all the tools. We will probably have a better indication at the end of next season. I always judge a player over two years," the five-time First Division winner admitted.

"Sometimes they come in and have a great first season, and the second season is maybe not quite as good. That is when you really decide if they are going to be a great, or just a very, very good player. But very, very good at Liverpool is totally acceptable."

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