Squad should stick together- Andrew Robertson on secret of winning the title
Written by: Tushaar Sachdeva
The Reds' left-back insists that the cohesion of the squad is important in winning the title.
Liverpool FC were just a point ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League table before the Cityzens ran past Bournemouth in a dominating display. The Reds will travel to the cross-city rivals Everton in this game week to restore the lead.
The Reds' defender Andrew Robertson insists that he has figured out what needs to be done in case to end this title drought at the Anfield.
"It’s about this squad sticking together and forgetting the outside noise as such,” said Robertson.
“Everyone connected with football knows the Liverpool fans are desperate for a league title. We can’t hide away from that. You can’t say they are like any other fans because they are not. It has been too long without one and they are desperate for it," he said to Liverpool Echo.
He added, "But we need to forget about that and concentrate by doing it on the pitch. The only way we can do that is by sticking together in that changing room and we have done a very good job of that."
The Scottish full-back was bought by Liverpool for £8 million in 2017 and he went on to become the crucial cog in Jurgen Klopp's system.
“The fans will start building it(atmosphere for the title race) up and things like that but that is something we need to block out. We’ve done a great job of that so far and we just need to keep doing that.”
Robertson is keen on winning both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League as they are in a good position to make it a possibility.
“The Champions League can take your mind off the Premier League. But if your mind is on it, the Premier League is something that we should enjoy. It shouldn’t be anything that we fear.
“We got a taste of the Champions League last season and fell at the final hurdle and we want to try and fix that. We’re still in two, so let’s see how far we go in both of them.”
They will have to play away to Bayern Munich in the middle of this week after having the aggregate tied at 0-0.
Published: Sun Mar 03, 2019 04:48 PM IST