Robertson shares a heartwarming story of his relationships with his big brother
- When Andy was younger it was his elder brother to have a title of the best football player in the house.
- But the time goes by and things change.
- What doesn't change is the support the brothers give each other.
Andy Robertson's elder brother Stephen once made a statement that he was the best footballer in the house.
"He didn’t move much, he was a bit of a static striker but scored a lot of goals."
But now it's the big brother's turn to give the Liverpool man compliments:
"Now I’m not sure he can hack it! I spoke to him recently and for the first time ever he gave me a small compliment. He said: 'I don’t know how you do it because I’ve played five-a-side twice this week and my body is in bits'. He’s 27. I took that as a small compliment."
But of course, Stephen always backs Robbo, same as the rest of his big family. And Andy is trying to give back as much as he can:
"Everyone focuses on sacrifices – he had to make a lot for me to get where I am.
"I’m sure it would have been tough for him at times, if my mum and dad were going to watch me wherever it was in the country and he was left with my auntie and uncle, or on his own when he was old enough.
"But they were sacrifices he was willing to make and when you look at it, fair play to him because he could have dug his heels in. He was happy.
"I went to support him and he went to support me as much as we could. That’s the relationship we had and we still have.
"Last summer, l watched him graduate from university and we had a good day out. He comes to games. It’s a bit different in terms of supporting but I’m sure it was just as important for him for me to be there at his graduation as it is for me that he’s at games."