The Scottish full-back believes a top-four end and Champions League glory can nonetheless be achieved come the tip of the season
Andrew Robertson continues to be hopeful that the Premier League champions can “present the Liverpool of outdated” and salvage their stuttering 2020-21 marketing campaign.
The Reds stormed to their first league title in 30 years final time period however have been unable to achieve the identical ranges of consistency this time round amid an unlucky harm disaster.
Nevertheless, Robertson nonetheless believes Jurgen Klopp’s aspect can go all the way in which within the Champions League and safe a top-four end within the top-flight in the event that they rediscover their greatest type within the remaining few weeks of the season.
What’s been stated?
“It has been a distinct season,” the Scottish left-back advised Sky Sports activities. “I just like the duty, I’ve all the time had that duty at Liverpool, however perhaps a bit extra has been placed on me this season with the likes of Virgil [van Dijk] being out, [Jordan] Henderson being out, [Joe] Gomez being out, [Joel] Matip being out.
“Sadly, we have now not had nearly as good a season as we most likely thought however there’s nonetheless time to repair it, there’s nonetheless time to make it a bit higher.
“We imagine that we needs to be greater up the desk and competing which we had been doing earlier than Christmas. We simply took a foul flip however hopefully, we have now seen the again of that now.
“Hopefully we will present the Liverpool of outdated and we will preserve kicking on and the season won’t be all dangerous come the tip of it. There’s nonetheless an extended method to go.
“We’re used to juggling two competitions. We’ve got received to go on all fronts. We have to go for each [top four and Champions League] – we have to rise up the league as excessive as attainable – we have to put a run collectively.
“We’ve got struggled for consistency this season. You do not make the highest 4 until you set six, seven, eight outcomes collectively and that is what we want on the finish of the season.”
Salvation in Europe
Liverpool have surrendered their Premier League trophy in weak trend because the flip of the 12 months, permitting Manchester Metropolis to maneuver 25 factors away from them on the prime of the desk.
Jurgen Klopp’s males additionally suffered early exits from the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, however have been much more constant on the European stage.
The Reds completed prime of Champions League Group D with 4 wins out of six to qualify for the spherical of 16, the place they had been in a position to see off RB Leipzig 4-Zero on mixture.
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Klopp has already delivered one Champions League title throughout his reign at Anfield, and few would guess in opposition to the Reds going all the way in which once more this time period regardless of their erratic home type.
Liverpool have saved their greatest performances for the Champions League, which they could now must win as a way to achieve entry to subsequent season’s competitors.
It would take a monumental effort for the Merseyside outfit to qualify by way of the Premier League, given the actual fact they’re at the moment 5 factors behind fourth-placed Chelsea with solely 9 video games left to play.
Nevertheless, the additional relaxation afforded by the worldwide break may gain advantage the Reds forward of an enormous assembly with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on April 3.