X

Tuesday 21
May

Liverpool

Robertson eyeing Reds response

26th February 2019, 06:39 by Alex Jack

Andrew Robertson claims Liverpool need to rediscover their spark to keep the Premier League title race in their hands.

Four draws in five matches, albeit one in the goalless Champions League encounter with Bayern Munich, has taken some of the sting out of Jurgen Klopp's side.

They have made a stuttering return to the top of the table and currently lead Manchester City by a point. But of the five goals they have scored in four league matches, three came against a subservient Bournemouth team.

With Watford arriving at Anfield on Wednesday, four days before a Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, the onus is on Klopp's side to re-establish their aura.

"The last two games (have been) 0-0 so it's easy to say there's a spark missing," said Robertson.

"You can't play well in every game but it's about grinding out results. We might well look back on these games and say: 'You know what, at a time we weren't playing our best we ground out results and that's what won us the league'.

"There are always times in the season where every team will look at it but we need to start getting back to playing better and attacking better."

The goalless draw at an injury-ravaged Manchester United was not the worst point gained this season as it was enough to lift them back above City and keep Liverpool's destiny in their own hands.

"Easy, isn't it? If we win every game we win the league. No other team can say that," added the Scotland captain.

"But it's the Premier League, there are going to be a lot of twists and turns, and I do believe it'll go right to the wire.

"We've got to be strong, we've got to enjoy it, and I'm sure we will.

"It's an exciting opportunity that we've got here and we just need to grab it with both hands and at least at the end of the season we can say we gave it our all, whether we weren't good enough or we were, as long as we've given it 100 per cent.

"It's a big week so we need to recover and then look forward to Wednesday and hopefully we can be a bit more clinical with the last pass."

Liverpool are set to be without Roberto Firmino in midweek as they await the results of a scan on the right ankle he rolled at Old Trafford.

The Brazil international is key to Klopp's game plan and there is no like-for-like replacement. Xherdan Shaqiri, Adam Lallana and Naby Keita are likely to be vying for the vacant place in a what will probably a change in formation to 4-2-3-1 with Mohamed Salah playing centrally.

"He's our main striker, of course it would be (a blow)," said Robertson.

"We'll wait and see and hopefully, if he is out, he won't be out for long and we can have him back because he's a big part of this squad."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

More Liverpool

Liverpool

Liverpool switch transfer targets

21st May 2019, 04:05

Liverpool have dropped all interest in Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and will target other areas of the squad, reports have claimed.

Liverpool

Karius - I will continue with Besiktas

20th May 2019, 15:32

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has announced he wants to remain on loan with Besiktas next season.

Liverpool

Reds start Ajax starlet talks

20th May 2019, 04:53

Liverpool are reported to have opened talks with Ajax over a move to land highly-rated defender Matthijs de Ligt

Liverpool

Bundesliga club hoping to fend off Liverpool for star winger

19th May 2019, 16:03

Bayer Leverkusen CEO Rudi Voller hopes Liverpool target Julian Brandt stays with them, although he admits the winger is a wanted man.

Liverpool

Liverpool keeper to move on

19th May 2019, 03:09

Liverpool are ready to cash in on Simon Mignolet this summer but only if a club is willing to match their £15million valuation.

Liverpool

Reds urged to buy Coutinho

18th May 2019, 10:44

Former skipper Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to make a move to re-sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

Recent Sport Headlines

Napoli

Napoli target defender

21st May 2019, 09:39

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is a target for Napoli, who have also ruled out Kalidou Koulibaly leaving for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace

Palace confirm Wickham extension

21st May 2019, 09:24

Connor Wickham has extended his stay at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2021.

Bayern Munich

City ace could join Bayern

21st May 2019, 09:23

Bayern Munich have a chance of signing Leroy Sane following reports Manchester City could sanction the deal.

Celtic

Bhoys line up Mousset bid

21st May 2019, 09:21

Bournemouth forward Lys Mousset has reportedly emerged as a summer transfer target for Celtic.

Tennis

Murray to miss singles at Wimbledon

21st May 2019, 09:06

Andy Murray says he is not expecting to be fit enough to play in the Wimbledon singles this year.

Everton

Everton target defender swoop

21st May 2019, 07:54

Everton are reported to be leading the race to sign Benfica's in-demand right-back Andre Almeida.

Burnley

Dyche admits transfer concerns

21st May 2019, 07:22

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says he is bracing himself for another tough summer in the transfer market.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs ace linked with Italy

21st May 2019, 04:54

Tottenham could be ready to cash in on Kieran Trippier, who is wanted by Italian side Napoli, reports have claimed.