Celtic let Andy Robertson leave as a 15-year-old but Celtic have never left Robertson.

A boyhood fan of the club, the Scotland captain has admitted he would love to play for Celtic before he hangs up his boots but has insisted he would never want to be an empty jersey.

His primary ambition is to see out his career at Anfield but has conceded that it may not transpire that way. If he was to go elsewhere, Celtic would be his wish – but only if he felt he genuinely still had something to offer.

“My aim is to finish my career at Liverpool but I know how tough it is to stay at the highest level,” he said. “I would love to play for Celtic. When I was a young boy growing up I used to say I would give my best years to Celtic so I don’t want to go there when I am old and maybe can’t move as much and I get all my mates hating on because I can’t perform the way I used to.

“The time will come to make that decision but I have a good length of time on my Liverpool contract. 

“I would love to pull on the Celtic shirt, of course I would. But I don’t want to be an old fart when I go up there. I want to still be able to play well and if I can’t I don’t want my mates hating on me!”