Liverpool star wants to avoid a hangover in Newcastle on Saturday night
Andy Robertson hopes he has got four more matches to look forward to this season.
Liverpool travel to Newcastle on Saturday and then end the Premier League season eight days later at home to Wolves.
In between those two games, the scousers have to now overcome a 3-0 Barca lead, if they are to reach Robertson’s hoped for fourth remaining game in a Champions League final.
Jurgen Klopp said after the 3-0 defeat in Barcelona, that he couldn’t be happier with his teams performance, apart from when it came to taking their chances. Liverpool having had more possession, shots and corners than the home side.
Andy Robertson echoes that, he still says ‘it’s baffling how that’s happened’, putting down the three goal defeat to a combination of bad luck and the genius of Lionel Messi.
There are usually plenty of hangovers in Newcastle Upon Tyne on a Sunday morning but the Liverpool left-back wants to avoid one on Saturday night.
Andy Robertson declaring: ‘We have no time to have a hangover now. We need to go strong into the Newcastle game.’
Liverpool have gone 36 league games this season with only a single defeat at the Etihad, a quite incredible record for a team that are only second favourites with two games to go.
Newcastle have a surprisingly very good record at St James Park against Saturday’s visitors, including only one defeat since the 2008/09 season.
Hopefully Liverpool are feeling a hangover both on Saturday night AND Sunday morning.
Andy Robertson talking to The Guardian:
“We are near the end of the season but we have got three, hopefully four, games left.
“We have no time to have a hangover now.
“We need to go strong into the Newcastle game first and get our bodies ready, then go again because we can’t let our foot off the gas.
“We need the three points and to push them [Man City] the whole way.
“There can’t be a hangover.
“Newcastle is our full concentration now.
“We have fallen short [against Barcelona at the Camp Nou] but we can be proud of the performance, we just need that bit of luck.
“We are still young and will still learn, be better for it in years to come, we can be proud of what we have done this season but need one big, final push now.
“We got beat 3-0 [by Barcelona] and it’s baffling how that’s happened.
“We didn’t take our chances and they had a bit of luck with the second but that is what happens.
“It is going to be a tough task now but we have to think about Saturday first and foremost, then believe we can do something special on Tuesday [at Anfield against Barcelona].
“I thought the second goal he [Messi] scored was world class and you could have had two keepers in and we wouldn’t have saved it.
“That is Messi and he has done it for many years now…he is a world-class player and he conducts himself as a world-class player.”
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