Snodgrass: At Hull they laughed when I backed Maguire and Robertson for the top

first_img latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Robertson helped Liverpool, who paid £8m for him, win the Champions League in June Meanwhile, Liverpool’s Andy Robertson is widely considered one of the best full-backs in the world and lifted the Champions League in June.But as recently as 2017, the pair made up half of a Hull defence that was relegated from the Premier League.They joined at the same time in 2014 – Robertson from Dundee United in a £2.85m deal and Maguire from Sheffield United for £2.5m – and both have since become full internationals with Scotland and England respectively.And Snodgrass recalls being ridiculed when he predicted Maguire and Robertson’s meteoric rise. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Robert Snodgrass knew Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson would make it to the very top when they were his team-mates at Hull.Maguire recently became the most expensive defender in history by joining Manchester United from Leicester in an £80million deal. 3 Getty Maguire and Robertson both signed for Hull in 2014 Getty Images – Getty Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 3 OFF Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January LATEST Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers targets FAREWELL Harry Maguire has joined Man United from Leicester for £80million – becoming the world’s most expensive defender as a result – having joined the Foxes for just £17m 3 New job deals BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested “I went into the physio room at Hull and said, ‘Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson are going to the very top’. They all started laughing!” the West Ham midfielder told talkSPORT.“In football terms, it’s Hull, if you’re fighting relegation then you don’t get the credit. But sometimes you need to find the diamonds in the rough.“I remember the two of them coming through, Harry’s got that awkward style, he’s a big centre-half, but you don’t realise how good he is until he starts playing. “One day the manager put him in central midfield and he was brilliant. We knew straight away.“When I saw Andy Robertson for the first time, I thought, ‘How have the two Old Firm boys let him slip through?’“What a rise in his career.”last_img read more