We all know Andy Robertson loves a bit of needle. Whether it’s the opening minute of a do-or-die match against Lionel Messi, or a teammate quiz for LFCTV, he wants to get in his opponents’ heads early and often.
Well, ahead of the Manchester United-Liverpool clash, he’s already starting the mindgames, this time with his international teammate Scott McTominay.
“He’s been excellent all season in a United team that has had its critics,” Robbo said to Goal, adding a little, not-too-subtle jab in about United, “I think he’s carried himself very well.
“I’ll be looking forward to facing him on Sunday. Obviously, I hope to come out on top.”
Roberston went on to talk more broadly about the Northwest Derby, which is still between the two biggest clubs in England (soz City).
“I think what makes the fixture so special is that it’s historic. There have been such great battles down the years. And they’ve always had top teams who have always fought against each other for everything on the pitch.
“It’s always like that. And it’s genuinely a different atmosphere when you play against them. It’s one game that we always look forward to.
“Since I’ve been a Liverpool player, we’ve not managed to get a result at Old Trafford. So hopefully that changes on Sunday.”
Despite current form, it is a match that City will be watching—and with the expectation that Liverpool drop points. Coming away from Old Trafford with a rare win would surely give this side a psycholgical boost, which might prove just as useful as all three points. And as we’ve seen, Robertson is a fan of the mental side of the game.
Hopefully Robertson & Co. can beat United on the pitch, as well as off it.