Liverpool Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Andrew Robertson, Samir Handanovic

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2017

HULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20:  Andy Robertson of Hull City competes with Nathan Dyer of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Swansea City at KC Stadium on December 20, 2014 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keeping tabs on the development of Hull City starlet Andrew Robertson, as the German hunts for a new left-back.

Alan Nixon of The Sun reported that the Scotland international will leave the Tigers in the summer and that the £10 million-rated defender could arrive at Anfield as the Reds "keep an eye on his progress." The 22-year-old was said to be disappointed a deadline-day switch to Burnley fell through, forcing the player to remain at the KCOM Stadium.

The former Dundee United man has made 19 appearances in the Premier League this term, displaying consistency and endeavour. The youngster is a progressive full-back who is capable of dribbling the ball out of defence.

Philip Buckingham of the Hull Daily Mail lauded the player as he nullified Liverpool's Sadio Mane, with the Tigers defeating the Reds in their recent Premier League encounter:

HULL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Andy Robertson of Hull City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at KC Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Hull manager Marco Silva has spoken of Robertson's importance to his plans, opting to retain the defender for the fight against relegation.

David Charlesworth of the Press Association (via Mail Online) quoted the coach explaining why the deal with Burnley collapsed.

"He's an important player for us...in this moment," Silva said. "I spoke with the player, and I said—I was clear with him—'I want you to stay at the club; I [want to] keep you in our squad.' I said the same applies for our chairman."

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03:  Samir Handanovic of Internazionale looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group K match between Southampton FC and FC Internazionale Milano at St Mary's Stadium on November 3, 2016 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by I
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In other Reds news, Klopp is "eyeing" Inter Milan stopper Samir Handanovic as he attempts to solve the club's goalkeeping issues.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (h/t Liam Corless of the Mirror) reported that the Merseyside team could look into signing the Inter man because of the worrying performances of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius.

Both goalkeepers have cost Liverpool points this season, and Klopp needs to solidify his defence if he is to deliver trophies.

Here is Handanovic in action:

The Nerazzurri stopper is one of the best on the continent and would give Klopp the presence he requires between the sticks. According to Corless, Liverpool have also been linked with a move for England international Joe Hart.

Mignolet and Karius have been unconvincing this season, and neither man has demonstrated the quality needed to be the first-choice goalkeeper for a title-challenging team.

At 32, Handanovic is an experienced option and would need less time to settle in England than a burgeoning talent who would need blooding.

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