Andy Robertson: We’ve done well – let’s now attack the Christmas period

Andy Robertson offered an assessment of Liverpool’s 2020-21 season so far as he encouraged his teammates to ‘attack’ the upcoming period.

The Reds head into the November international break sitting third in the Premier League standings and with a flawless record at the top of their Champions League group. 

Battling a packed fixture schedule and injuries to key personnel, Robertson has been pleased with what Jürgen Klopp’s men have produced – but stressed the squad are out to deliver even more.

“We are always hungry for more,” the left-back told in the aftermath of Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City. “As footballers, we are always a bit greedy for a little bit more. 

“But look, we have to be happy. I think when we started getting some injuries and lost a couple of players with COVID-19 and stuff, everyone expected the wheels to fall off. 

“But we’ve managed to steady the ship a little bit and pick up some great results, especially in Europe. 

“In the Premier League we’ve maybe not been at our best at times but we’ve picked up results and that’s why we are near the top of the league. 

“So, long may that continue and long may we keep building our confidence and building our performances. 

“I think this was one of our best performances in a while and hopefully we come back from internationals full of confidence and we can really kick on because we are a good team. 

“We will have lads coming back from injuries hopefully and we will only get stronger for that, so long may that continue. 

“Hopefully we don’t lose anyone during the internationals. We know we’ve got really important games – mine is the biggest for our country in a long, long time – but I hope we all come back fit and healthy.

“I hope we go and attack this Christmas period because it’s going to be hectic, but we have dealt with it pretty well in previous seasons and that’s what we need this season.”

Robertson also believes Liverpool are stronger this term with even greater squad depth and versatility. 

Klopp decided to line up with four attackers for the start of Sunday’s draw at City, with Diogo Jota joining the regular front three in the starting XI. 

Robertson commented: “Look, that’s what happens with players like Diogo – who scored a hat-trick in midweek, he’s scored so many goals – and obviously the manager looked at it and thought, ‘I have to get him in the team’.

“The front three have been phenomenal the last three years and then we bring on quality like Shaq, who is in such a good moment right now. He has played phenomenal football the past couple of weeks and then we bring on…

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