Jack Robinson (footballer born 1993)
|Full name||Jack Robinson|
|Date of birth||1 September 1993|
|Place of birth||Warrington, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) |
|Playing position||Left back|
|2013||→ Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Robinson is the second-youngest ever player to have played for Liverpool, having made his senior debut at the age of 16 years and 250 days. He has also been capped by England at under-21 level.
Having progressed through Liverpool's academy system, Robinson made his senior debut on 9 May 2010 as a late substitute at Hull City in Rafa Benitez's final game in charge. His appearance made him the youngest player at the time to have played in a first team match for the club, aged 16 years 250 days beating Max Thompson's 36 year-old record; his record was subsequently broken in 2012 by Jerome Sinclair.
He was received the squad number 49 for the 2010–11 season, but remained mostly only involved in academy matches. His first appearance of the season came in April 2011 in a 1–1 draw at Arsenal as a replacement for the injured Fabio Aurelio; his performance against Theo Walcott in this game earned him a place in the BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks's team of the week. One week later, on 23 April 2011, he started his first ever game for the Reds in a 5–0 victory against Birmingham.
With the signing of left-back José Enrique in summer 2011, Robinson's chances of first team action became even more restricted. He made only two appearances during the 2011–12 season, both in League Cup ties: a 3–1 away win at Exeter on 24 August 2011, and a 2–1 win at Brighton on 21 September 2011. In October 2011, he signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, but his season was ruined by injury as firstly he underwent surgery on a foot problem, then suffered a groin injury.
Having regained his fitness, Robinson was selected by England for the 2012 Under-19 European Championships in Estonia. He played in all four of England's matches during the tournament as they exited at the semi-final stage.
With the departure of Fábio Aurélio in summer 2012 and the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as manager, Robinson was promoted to second choice left-back. On 23 August 2012, he made his first European appearance for Liverpool as he started their 1–0 Europa League win at Hearts. He also started in the next Europa League game against Udinese, as well as featuring in all four of the club's matches in the domestic cup competitions during the season.
With opportunities at Anfield limited, so as to gain first team experience, Robinson was loaned out to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 2013 for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. He went straight into the Wolves starting line-up in place of the experienced Stephen Ward and soon established himself as a key player in their ultimately unsuccessful battle against relegation.
- As of 20 April 2013.
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- "September 2010 Contracts". The FA. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
- "Hull 0-0 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 9 May 2010.
- "Who is Jack Robinson?". Liverpool F.C. 9 May 2010.
- "Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 17 April 2011.
- "Garth Crooks' team of the week". BBC News. 17 April 2011.
- "Liverpool 5-0 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 23 April 2011.
- "Defender's joy at new contract". Liverpool F.C. 31 October 2011.
- "Liverpool FC youngster Jack Robinson is fit and ready to fight for a first-team place". Liverpool Echo. 24 July 2012.
- "LFC duo named in U19s Euro squad". Liverpool F.C. 22 June 2012.
- "Under-19: Jack Robinson". UEFA. 13 July 2012.
- "Hearts 0-1 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 23 August 2012.
- "Wolves: Liverpool defender Jack Robinson joins on loan". BBC Sport. 19 February 2013.
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