Robertson sets sights on a strong finish to the season for Liverpool
Andy Robertson has admitted that it is “incredibly difficult” to try to win the Premier League with Liverpool due to the expectations placed upon them.
The 2020/21 campaign has been a really tough one for the Premier League champions. They have had to deal with a number of high profile injuries to the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
This has forced them to go with a makeshift back four for much of this season, with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho often operated in defence instead of midfield.
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This has contributed to what has been a poor season on the pitch so far. A run of six straight defeats at Anfield saw them drop out of the top four.
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Liverpool have recovered in recent weeks, though. Their 1-0 win over Wolves leaves them seventh and they are five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. They have also progressed through to the last eight of the Champions League.
Robertson told the Liverpool Echo that he hopes that the Reds’ struggles with injuries are over as they gear up for an important end to the season:
“Every season is a test. Trying to win a league with the expectations at Liverpool is incredibly difficult.
“Last season and the season before were tests in different ways. But this one has been tough, of course, it has.
“Having people fall around you – every game we were going into, we were picking up injuries.
“Hopefully, touch wood, we have kind of stopped that now.
“In the last six to eight games, we have not picked up many and we have started to get boys back.
“Being a mainstay of that team, keeping myself fit and being able to be relied on: I have enjoyed the responsibility. But I’ve not enjoyed the results on the park.
“We know we can do better but we’ve got a big finish to the season. We’ve got nine games left in the Premier League to try to push up into a more respectable position. And we are in the last eight of the Champions League.”