Bayern Munich ready to swoop for Liverpool star Andy Robertson | Football

Liverpool star Andy Robertson has emerged as a target for Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)

Bayern Munich have identified Liverpool’s Andy Robertson as a possible replacement for the Real Madrid-bound Alphonso Davies in the summer transfer window.

Robertson has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp, helping the club win eight pieces of silverware since joining from Hull City for a fee of just £8million in 2017.

Virgil van Dijk – who scored the winner in Sunday’s thrilling Carabao Cup final – sparked fear amongst Liverpool’s fanbase of an impending exodus last month as he hinted that he could be set to follow Klopp out the exit door.

Klopp subsequently dismissed the significance of Van Dijk’s comments, but there remains uncertainty over the future of several first-team stars in the wake of the German’s exit announcement – and Robertson is the latest player to be linked with a move away from Merseyside.

According to The Daily Mail, Robertson has been placed on Bayern’s shortlist of targets at left-back and the Bundesliga champions believe they could convince the 29-year-old with the allure of a fresh challenge.

Widespread reports indicate that Davies has reached a verbal agreement to join Real Madrid ahead of the 2024/25 campaign and Bayern feel Robertson could be an ideal successor on the left side of their defence.

However, the Scotland international still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract at Anfield and Liverpool will do everything in their power to keep him from jumping ship.

Andy Robertson and Jurgen Klopp in Liverpool training

There are fears Robertson could follow Klopp out of Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool showcased the talent in their youth ranks as they finished their League Cup triumph with five academy products on the pitch at Wembley, giving off a sense of confidence for the future should key players depart with Klopp.

Speaking after the final, Robertson praised the way in which the club’s youngsters had stood up in the absence of the likes of Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota.

‘We believe in the team and the young lads but when everyone turned up for the pre-match meal it has to be right up there.

The Scot is tied into a contract at Anfield until 2026 (Picture: Getty)

‘We have a lot of players out and hopefully they come back soon enough and we can be a wee bit stronger for the rest of the season.

‘It wasn’t a risk [to play the youngsters]. We see them every single day. What else are we meant to do? That was our bench today and the quality they have we can see at the training ground every day. We didn’t believe it was a risk.

‘We just wanted them to express themselves and that is what we tried to help them with.’

The former Dundee United defender added: ‘The academy has been put to use over the last two games, that’s for sure, but they did a tremendous job. They went and played with belief and freedom and that’s all you can ask from the young players.

‘Bobby Clark, James McConnell, they were all different class, but Bobby really took the game by the scruff of the neck so fair play to him. He showed composure as well. It’s incredible.

‘You need your academy, especially in moments like this with so many players injured, and that’s what gave us the belief in the changing room.’ 

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