Liverpool summer signing Andy Robertson has opened up about his 'frustrating' start to the season with his new club and the lack of first-team football since arriving at Anfield.
The 23-year-old joined the Reds during the summer in a deal worth around £8m from relegated Hull City, and looked set to become the club's first choice left back ahead of out of sorts Alberto Moreno and stand-in James Milner.
However, the Scotland international - who was able to secure 90 minutes for the Tartan Army in their 1-0 home defeat to the Netherlands last week - has made just two starts in the top flight, with Moreno's resurgence blocking his path to the pitch.
Robertson admitted that being able to record some much needed game time whilst on international duty was something of a relief for him, but finds it 'difficult' to accept a place on the bench for Liverpool.
“Of course it’s difficult for me”, the left-back said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. “I don’t make any secret of it. I hate not playing.
“It’s been a very frustrating three months for me. I was looking forward to the Holland game to, hopefully, get some game time. I’m delighted to have got 90 minutes.
“I was a bit rusty and it probably caught up with me in the last 20 minutes, but that’s something I’ve got to look at. I need to get more game time."
However, Robertson isn't giving up hope yet and is apparently in contact with manager Jurgen Klopp about his future.
“If I can keep doing what I’m doing then, hopefully, my chance will come," he added. “I’ve spoken to the manager because I felt as if the settling-in period was over for me and I thought I was ready to play.
“I felt I did myself justice in the games I have played so I had a good chat with him, he gave me a few points to work on and that’s kept me going. I know I’m still well in his plans and, if I work on the things he’s asked me to, then, hopefully, I’ll be in the first team, or closer to it.”