Champions League Finalist Andy Robertson Reveals Celtic Dream

Liverpool full back Andy Robertson is preparing to take on Real Madrid in this weekend’s Champions League final, but despite being on the brink of competing for Europe’s greatest prize the Scotsman couldn’t help but look ahead to next season’s campaign and his desire to face boyhood heroes Celtic.

Robertson came through the ranks at Celtic Park before being released and plying his trade at lowly Queen’s Park , who were then in the bottom tier of Scottish League football. However, the defender sampled many famous Champions League nights at Paradise when on ball boy duties as a youngster, and his meteoric rise to Liverpool has not diminished his dream to play at Parkhead on such an occasion.

Robertson told BBC Sport: “As a young boy, my dream was to play Champions League football at Celtic Park.

“I wanted to be in a green and white jersey, now being at such a massive club like Liverpool then I think I would enjoy it.

“Obviously, I’ve been there as a fan, done ball boy games for Celtic in the Champions League. The atmosphere is incredible, very similar to Anfield.

“I’d love the rest of the boys in there (the Liverpool dressing room) to experience it as well.

“Obviously, that’s not until next season but if we did get them then it would be an occasion I would look forward to.”

Celtic go directly into pot 4 of the group stage draw next season, so there’s every possibility that Liverpool could come out the hat.

About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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