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Andy Robertson on Free-Kick Practice Paying Off in Chelsea Victory

Klopp and his squad find an advantage everywhere on the pitch

Chelsea FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

If you’re like me, you celebrated Trent Alexander-Arnold’s goal against Chelsea like it was the winner in a cup final. It was one of those you’ll remember forever. It was a goal, dare I say so myself, a little like Steven Gerrard’s against Newcastle. But goals like that don’t just happen, not without practice. So Liverpool left back and Scotland captain Andy Roberston talked about how the team practiced routines such as Trent’s goal.

“We’ve worked on them,” said Robertson after the match against Chelsea. “The first one was probably a bit less work done on it, I think Trent said he wanted a touch and a hit but the other one we’ve been practicing on and luckily it has come off.”

“I was able to find Bobby with the cross and I was delighted to see him put that away, so that put us 2-0 up and then it was all about us trying to defend and staying together. They were putting pressure on us but I don’t think they had too many chances other than the goal and that is what we’re all about. We could have kept the ball better, we wanted to get the ball down and try to play and beat Chelsea’s press, but we couldn’t quite do that, so that is obviously disappointing but we have done very well.

“We know there are going to be bumps along the way and we’re going to struggle but it’s all about grinding out results.”