The Liverpool full-back sat down with the La Liga expert recently to talk over his start to life at Anfield and the career so far that earned him his big summer move to the club.
It’s particularly interesting for Reds fans to hear considering Robertson is wasting no time establishing himself as one of their favourites.
He’s played 14 games for the club, producing quality performance after quality performance for Jurgen Klopp’s men in a left back position that has so often caused them problems over recent seasons.
But Robertson also spoke about his life growing up in Scotland and his support for Celtic.
He tells how Larsson is a player that inspired him during the Swede’s hugely successful spell at Parkhead and also told how his dad hated Liverpool at the point they signed Kenny Dalglish from Celtic, but that he’d got over that.
Speaking to Hunter in his The Big Interview, Robertson said of Larsson: “I wouldn’t say I modelled myself on him, but, as any Celtic growing up at my age, my hero was Henrik Larsson, of course it was.
“What he did for our club was unbelievable and I think everybody loved him.”
Robertson then added: “He basically, I wouldn’t say carried our club because we had a really good squad then with the likes of Stan Petrov, Chris Sutton, John Hartson, Neil Lennon and all these top players, but for him to stay at Celtic for so long especially when a lot of big clubs were after him was brilliant.
“The amount of goals he scored, especially when we got to the UEFA Cup Final and the amount of goals he scored in the campaign.
“Everyone was gutted when we got beat in the final to Porto, but no more so than him after scoring two goals. You’d think that’d be enough, but that was the start of Jose Mourinho and Porto went on to win the Champions League the next year as well.
“But what a career and what a player. That’s why Parkhead was sold out, because of Henrik Larsson.”
Given Robertson’s public displays of affection for Celtic, you’d have to imagine that he’ll be linked with a move to the club at some point throughout his career.
But, based on his performances for Liverpool so far, it looks like he’s destined to play regularly at the top level of English and European football for the foreseeable future.
You can hear all of Hunter’s sit-down with Robertson here:
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesecho) February 9, 2018