Jackie McNamara says Everton looked at Andrew Robertson

Alfonso Perez of Spain is tackled by Jackie McNamara of Scotland during the Star Sixe's match between Spain and Scotland at The O2 Arena on July 15, 2017 in London, England.

Could Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson have ended up at Everton when he was at Dundee United?

Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (C) plays the ball during a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between NK Maribor and Liverpool...

Former Celtic defender Jackie McNamara has revealed to Sky Sports that Everton looked at Andrew Robertson when the Liverpool defender was at Dundee United.

Robertson was at Celtic as a youth player, but the 23-year-old left-back was let go when he was 15 years old and he moved to Queen's Park.

The Scotland international defender moved to Dundee United in 2013 and switched to Hull City in 2014.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on September 16, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The youngster made huge progress during his time at Hull and joined Liverpool in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by Sky Sports to be worth £10 million.

McNamara was the manager of Dundee United from 2013 until 2015, and the former Celtic and Wolverhampton Wanderers defender has revealed that then Everton manager Roberto Martinez came to look at Robertson.

Andrew Robertson of Hull City and team mates look dejected in defeat after the Premier League match between Everton and Hull City at Goodison Park on March 18, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

"I don't think we realised how quickly he would adapt,” McNamara told Sky Sports about Robertson. "Within a few months a number of clubs were watching him. Roberto Martinez at Everton came up to see him around Christmas. A few others enquired.”

Robertson is a very good left-back, and given that he is still only 23, the Scotland international has time to further improve and develop himself.

Working under a manager like Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool is only going to help the youngster in the coming years.

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