Andrew Robertson tipped Liverpool's latest transfer 'target' to star after leaving him behind

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Andy Robertson of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on December 24, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

Hull City are reported to have received around £400,000 in compensation for the Liverpool-linked left-back.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Andy Robertson of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on December 24, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

The Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson backed Max Clark to become a 'big player' for Hull City following the Scot's 2017 transfer to Anfield.

Clark stepped into Robertson's shoes at the KCOM Stadium, having risen through the Tigers' academy ranks.

And the 25-year-old's prophecy proved correct as his former understudy impressed to earn a move to Vitesse Arnhem the following summer, with Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday among the clubs credited with an interest at the time.

Fast-forward 18 months and the standard of suitor has increased significantly. The player once targeted by middling Championship clubs is now, according to The Daily Mirror, in the sights of Liverpool, champions of Europe, as a Robertson alternative.

Max Clark of Vitesse  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Fc Twente v Vitesse at the De Grolsch Veste on December 14, 2019 in Enschede Netherlands

And given how highly he is rated by Robertson, it would come as little surprise to learn that Clark's name was pitched to Liverpool by his former teammate and not the other way around.

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