There might not be a player who exemplifies Jürgen Klopp’s approach at Liverpool better than Andy Robertson. The Scotland captain, a player almost no one considered good enough for a top side before signing for the club, has combined his genuine talent, his athleticism and technical ability, with a terrific work rate and understanding of the game to become one of the best left backs in football. It’s this attitude, in particular, that might be helping Liverpool in the final stretch, as was seen in a recent interview discussing today’s fixture against Cardiff.
“Barcelona is far in the future. We cannot think about that. We are still going for a league title. We are fighting with Man City. Every game is as big as the next one.”
On the difficulties of Liverpool having to wait for Manchester City to slip up, Robertson added that “it has no bearing on us. We know it is out of our control. All we can do is impact our own games, so it makes no difference if we watch [City’s games] or not.
“Cardiff had a magnificent result against Brighton,’ he added. “[Neil] Warnock will have them up for it, all the players are fighting for their lives and they want to stay in this league.
“It’s a massive game. Hopefully, we can do enough.”
On the coming threat of having to deal with Messi, Robertson claimed that “I won’t lose sleep just yet. I will think about that another day!”
It’s obvious that Robertson knows just how much work Liverpool have to do between now and the end of the season. It won’t be easy. It may not even be enough. But you can be sure that he and the rest of the squad will be plugging away until the bitter end.