Robinson’s Journey to Fulham
Where Did He Come From?
The former Wigan Athletic player arrived at Craven Cottage in 2020, having moved around the north of England in his youth. The first taste of football for the man known as Jedi came in 2015, where he spent four years in the Everton youth academy. Subsequent loans to Bolton and then Wigan were undertaken, having never played a senior game for Liverpool’s Merseyside neighbours. Eventually, that second loan spell became permanent in 2019. The immediate progression of the tough tackling fullback nearly had the 6ft defender sign for Serie A giants, AC Milan (in January 2020), before medical issues scuppered the move to Italy. Finally, a to Fulham materialized six months later, where the 39-cap USA international has excelled ever since.
💪 Antonee Robinson was the 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 player in the Premier League to make 90+ tackles (91), interceptions (94) and clearances (93) in 2023 pic.twitter.com/BmePu3OOoC
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 2, 2024
Assessing the Fit for Liverpool
What Is the Likelihood of a Move to Anfield?
The age and projected cost of this move make it unlikely, however, you imagine that given Robinson’s height and defensive prowess, he may be better suited to the defensive requirements now needed on the left. The ongoing hybrid initiative is a system of play that is still being developed, which is why so many defensive left-backs have been mentioned since the summer. Each prospective player has been over 6ft and offers a certain physicality, which is not entirely how you would describe either Andy Robertson or Kostas Tsimikas. The statistics within the link below, show that the Fulham man is an ultra-combative player, who would offer more steal and resilience to a defence that can sometimes be countered by direct opposition. There is no real injury record to worry about and whatever medical issues arose around the failed Milan move, seems to have faded away.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) January 2, 2024
For Liverpool, reinforcements are vital to sustaining a run at the Premier League, therefore, if the Reds were to sign this ferocious left-back, there would only be an upside to such a January deal.