Liverpool needled their way through a 4-3 win against Manchester City on Sunday, due in no small part to the performance by Andy Robertson at left-back. The Scot was able to neatly keep Raheem Sterling in his pocket all day and help silence Sergio Agüero to keep the league leaders from running riot over the Reds - as they did in September. It was also the first time the new signing from Hull was able to hear his name sung on the Kop.
“Just after we scored the fourth, I’d won a couple of tackles and to hear them sing your name it’s always nice, especially [from] the Kop, the noise they make,” Robertson told the club website following the match.
“It started getting going and it gives you goosebumps; I can’t thank them enough for the support they’ve shown me from day one.
”When people come to Anfield, you know what the atmosphere’s going to be like and I thought today was the best I’ve played in.”
Anfield was raucous today to anyone that watched and it’s no secret that that noise may have had an effect on the game played on the pitch. The environment was easy to get carried away in and get carried away Andy Robertson did. Especially after Mohamed Salah’s first goal, the fourth of the day.
He added: “I was right behind it so maybe I would say that was my favourite but I think I showed that in my celebrations!
”You just get carried away, especially with the fans making that much noise, you can get carried away with your celebrations.
”Mo shows his technique and composure to just take an unbelievable first touch and just dink it over the ‘keeper.”
Robertson is able to calm down a bit and talk about the measures it took to get to this point, how lucky Liverpool were to have over a week of preparation time after their FA Cup match last Friday.
“We’ve had a longer build-up due to playing last Friday so we could maybe work on a wee bit more things throughout the week,” Robertson continued.
”They’re so good at just picking the pockets, it was all about half-spaces and closing them and then, if we let the switch happen, get out there - and I think we managed that today.
”I think our plan was good, even in the first half [even though] we did lose a sloppy goal. First half, it was nip and tuck and then second half we did enough to get too far in front.
”I’m sure for the neutrals watching today it was a great game and exactly what the Premier League is about.
”We probably would have liked it a wee bit more comfortable [and] I’m sure the fans would have.
”[But] second half, especially, the first 20-25 minutes, I thought we were unbelievable, they couldn’t handle us and luckily we took the chances when they came.”
It wasn’t a perfect match by any means, though, and Robertson is aware of the work that must be done to keep things like conceding three goals, from happening again.
“I’m sure the coaches and the manager will put things together and we’ll see what we could have done better for the last two goals,” the Scot said.
”They were probably sloppy on our part but it was all about getting the three points today whether it was 1-0 or 4-3, we’re absolutely delighted with it.
”Once it all calms down I’m sure we’ll get the analysis out and see what we could do better for all three goals and if we look at that we can try and cut out the mistakes.”