Chelsea youth Billy Gilmour has revealed what Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson said to him after their 2-0 victory against the Reds in the FA Cup in Match.
Speaking to Skysports on The Football Show, the 18-year-old Gilmour Said: “After the Liverpool game I swapped shirts with Andy Robertson. He came up to me after the game and he was just saying, ‘Well done, you played really well. Keep doing it. Hopefully see you soon in the first team squad’.
“That was great to hear that from the captain,” he added. “I then asked him if it was OK to swap shirts with him and he said, ‘No problem, we’ll do it inside’ so that was me buzzing.”
Gilmour’s star started shinning after Ngolo Kante’s injury and the suspension of Jorginho early this year. He found a chance to show what he can do in the squad and since then has shown good performances in the Chelsea FC first team.
The Scot was previously with Rangers, where he developed through the club’s academy, and trained with the first team at the age of 15. He joined London giants Chelsea in 2017, after turning down a professional contract with Rangers.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard gave Gilmour his senior debut on 10th July 2019, in a pre-season friendly against Bohemians in Dublin.
His first appearance in a competitive matchday squad for the first team came in the 2019 Uefa Super Cup against Liverpool, when he was an unused substitute.
He made his English Premier League (EPL) debut on 31st August against Sheffield United, coming on in the 84th minute for Tammy Abraham.
Internationally, he has represented Scotland at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-21 levels.
Before the suspension of the EPL, Chelsea were at position four, with 48 points after playing 29 matches.