Robertson says Reds are focused on silverware, not records
Liverpool’s Andy Robertson insists that records are “irrelevant” to Jurgen Klopp’s squad and that their only focus is winning more silverware this season.
The Reds’ Scottish left-back was speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after yet another Premier League victory for the European and World champions. Spurs were the latest victims of the Reds juggernaut when a Roberto Firmino strike sealed a 1-0 win in London on Saturday evening.
That victory meant Liverpool have now officially made the best ever ‘start’ to a season in the history of all five of Europe’s top leagues (England, Spain, Germany, Italy, France), winning 20 and drawing one of their opening 21 league fixtures.
When asked about the importance of breaking previous records, Robertson said:
“For us, they are irrelevant. Yes, if we break records on the way, fine, great, but we will look at that [only] if we get a trophy.
“Because last season we broke records in terms of clean sheets and ended up empty-handed in the Premier League. Records don’t mean anything unless they get you the end goal, hopefully, this season it will [come].”
Robertson was also keen to highlight just how much work and preparation is involved in maintaining Liverpool’s current level of performance.
“This league is so hard. Maybe sometimes we’ve made it look easy but believe me, it’s not – it’s so hard to perform against every team that wants to beat you.
“The longer the run goes on, the more everyone wants to beat you – ‘we beat Liverpool’ or whatever. We don’t take anything for granted. We are not celebrating in there that we are champions.
“We are just celebrating a nice win just now. Long may that continue and then in May maybe we can start to celebrate.”
Next up for Liverpool is Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday. Old Trafford was the venue for the only league game that The Reds did not win this season, drawing 1-1 there back in October.
Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1 at Anfield last season with goals from Sadio Mané and Xherdan Shaqiri (x2). That game sealed the fate of one Jose Mourinho who was relieved of his duties shortly after the defeat.
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