Liverpool’s Andy Robertson admitted that The Reds’ 2-1 win at Fulham was a “massive” result for the team and that it would have been “gutting” if they had not taken all three points.
Jurgen Klopp’s men dominated proceedings at Craven Cottage but could not increase their lead despite Sadio Mané’s first-half opener.
Ryan Babel equalised for Fulham in the last 20 minutes after a calamity of errors between James Milner, Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson.
Thankfully, Milner was able to restore Liverpool’s lead with the winning penalty after Mané was fouled in the box by Fulham’s goalkeeper Sergio Rico.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after the game, Robertson made it clear what the win meant for The Reds.
“It was massive for us. It would have been a bit gutting had we not got the three points if I’m honest.
“The first half, we dominated them and even in the second half, we were very much in control up until the unexpected mistake.
“But these things happen and it’s all about how we bounce back and we had chances before that. Luckily, we got the penalty and Millie put it away.”
Robertson mentioned the difference in every fixture now at the business end of the Premier League season with all teams fighting to achieve their different goals.
“It’s very rare that teams aren’t playing for anything at this time of the season so people start fighting and giving it their all. Luckily, we had enough in the tank.
“[It was] a massive week for us. Obviously beating Burnley at home was difficult, as they are in a similar position to what Fulham are in, and we fell behind there.
“Bayern speaks for itself and then it was all about trying to get our legs ready and go again and go flying into the international break top of the league – and luckily enough we have done that.”
Now we head into the dreaded international break but Liverpool are top of the Premier League by two points. City have a game in hand but the pressure is back on Pep Guardiola’s men now.
Next up for Klopp’s team is Spurs at Anfield on March 31st.
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