Sunday’s win against Burnley will definitely put a much needed spring in the step of our Reds. With the title challenge ahead looking dire after losing our cushion to Manchester City, the chance to go top next weekend once more is something that needs to relished and held onto with the same enthusiasm that Liverpool used to attack the Clarets this weekend. Things are definitely going to go down to the wire and while captain Jordan Henderson recently called for us to enjoy the pressure, Andy Robertson knowns it’s going to be wild either way.
“It’s another game down, eight to go. It’s going to be exciting one way or another,” Robertson told the club website on Sunday.
“I’ve said in all the interviews I’ve done, we need to give 100 per cent in every single game and whether it gets us a trophy or it doesn’t, we need to deal with that.
“The position we’re in now, one point behind with eight games to go, if we perform like that – especially with our attitude – then it’ll stand us in good stead.
“We’ve got some tough games coming up but we look forward to the chase and hopefully we can push them all the way.”
With 24 points now left to play for, Liverpool need to be prepared for every chunk of the chase ahead. Sure, Bayern Munich on Wednesday doesn’t count towards the title race, it will be another obstacle ahead before we meet Fulham. One of the biggest things that Liverpool did well on Sunday was responding to Burnley’s early goal, truly letting the other team know how they felt about being scored on at their home turf.
“The work-rate from all of us was brilliant, our counter-press to get the ball quickly and our reactions to poor passes or chances missed,” Robbo continued.
“We reacted well and we looked positive, that’s what we needed to get better at. We did that. We kept going and we were ruthless when the chances came.”
Bayern is on everyone’s minds, though, and with their place in the rest of the Champions League at stake (and all the away goals), the Scotsman insists that we need to be prepared to take the chances we can get.
“Last season we were good away from home in the Champions League, we caused teams problems and that’s what we need to do again,” added the left back.
“It will probably be a different game, they’ll need to come out a bit more, their fans will demand they try to create.
“It’s all about trying to keep them out first and foremost and then hopefully we can take the chances we get and do enough to get through.”