Andy Robertson Has Come A Long, Long Way In Five Years
Andy Robertson's rise has been nothing short of meteoric.
Exactly five years on from playing for Queen's Park and losing 2-0 to Annan in the lower echelons of Scottish football, he was part of the Liverpool side that beat Manchester City 5-1 to progress to the Champions League semi-final.
And now he's playing in the Champions League final against the European champions, Real Madrid.
One of the bargains of the season after arriving for a mere £8 million from Hull City, he has been a revelation and was excellent over both legs against City.
Back in 2013, a very young Robertson played in front of just 242 spectators in the Scottish third division and he marked the anniversary last night by putting in another exceptional performance at left-back.
After the game, he took to Twitter to joke it was a "bit better result".
The Scotland international got a move to Dundee United after excelling for the Glasgow club and was later snapped up by Hull City for just short of £3 million a year later.
He spent three years at the KCOM Stadium, including two in the Premier League - and clearly caught the eye of Liverpool. It did take him a fair bit of time to fit into the side but he's already endeared himself to the Liverpool faithfuls thanks to his energetic and tireless displays.
After booking a place in the semi-finals, Robertson does not care who Liverpool are paired with as he feels they will be up to the task.
"It is the semi-final, it doesn't matter who we get," he said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"Roma got an unbelievable result tonight, they've put out Barcelona - we all know what a great side they are.
"We will look forward to the draw. There is going to be no easy way into the final but we'll be up to the challenge and hopefully we'll do enough."