Liverpool's Andrew Robertson shares the effect of Celtic release

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

Celtic let Andrew Robertson go when he was in the club's under-15s - but he's gone from strength to strength ever since.

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on August 19, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Andrew Robertson might have thought he was signing for Liverpool this summer to be the left-back the club were crying out for.

It is unlikely the Scotland international would have expected to find himself behind Alberto Moreno in the pecking order, then, after the Spaniard started just two Premier League games last season and lost his place to converted midfielder James Milner.

Nonetheless, Robertson still looks an excellent signing for an initial £8 million from relegated Hull City, per the BBC. Though he could have been plying his trade for another of Britain’s biggest clubs, Scottish champions Celtic, if he hadn’t been released for that time-honoured reason – he was ‘too small’.

Andy Robertson of Scotland is seen during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Slovenia at Hampden Park on March 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“For (the dream) to come to an end, it’s hard, and everyone you know knows you play for Celtic – telling them you’ve been released is not a nice feeling,” Robertson, a boyhood Celtic fan, told the Liverpool official website.

“The amount of boys it happens to up and down the country is incredible, as is the amount of people that don’t come back from it because it just hits them that hard.

“I know boys that got released when we were younger and they’re nowhere to be seen and that happens with probably 95 per cent of the boys that do."

Andrew Robertson of Liverpool in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Leicester, England.

There is not a club on planet earth who have not cast off a talented youngster only to see him develop into a top class senior pro. However, with Robertson earning an £8 million move to Liverpool and starring for Scotland, perhaps Celtic should have placed technique above stature.

Thankfully, they put a little more faith in Kieran Tierney.

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