Liverpool have won the Premier League, but the season isn’t finished quite yet and the players are looking forward to the chance to end it with an exclamation mark by winning their final three games—starting tonight against Arsenal.
Arsenal, though, will be tough, and even if they’ve been inconsistent this season they’re chasing the European places and will want to make a statement of their own following a disappointing result against Tottenham.
“Not getting a result in the derby is always tough, you always feel it a wee bit more and they will certainly feel that with Tottenham coming from behind and getting the win,” Andy Robertson noted when asked about the Reds’ opponents tonight. “So they will be looking to bounce back.
“But obviously we’ll be looking to stamp our authority on the game. We want to go there and show why we are champions and put on a good performance and get the win that we want as well—and that we need.”
A win tonight would put Liverpool on 96 points with two games to play, four points behind current record holders Manchester City, and make the Reds favourites to set a new all-time points record.
The real prize, of course, is that league title that’s already won, but setting the record would be a real mark of excellence for this group that have looked so dominant this season after last year coming second with 97 points and winning the club’s sixth European Cup.
“We’re looking forward to a tough game,” Robertson added. “Obviously they are fighting for European football so they have a lot to play for, but the desire to win the game will be there for both teams and it’s about who comes out on top. Hopefully it will be us.
“Hopefully our quality shines through and we can get the three points that we want and we need, and then we move on to the Chelsea game. The last three games that we’ve got are really tough ones and we look forward to the challenge of all three of them and hopefully we can get maximum points.”