Andy Robertson believes Liverpool’s ability to score late winners is due to a combined mix of fitness, belief and quality that drags the Reds over the line.

An own goal from Toby Alderweireld in the 90th minute sent Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday.

It looked as though two vitally important points would be dropped but disaster struck for Spurs that sent Reds fans into delirium.

“I think it comes from the whole squad having the right attitude and belief that we are good enough to win any game,” Robertson told Sky Sports.

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“We know we’ve got the energy, we know we’ve got the heart to go right until the end in every single game.

“Our fitness levels are the best they should be at this point of the season, so we know we can go right to the end.


“Sometimes you just need that bit of luck and we got it but even when we were going through the tough times in the second half, we still believed we were going to win the game and that’s the mentality we have.”

Liverpool have certainly had a fair bit of luck but as any title winner will tell you, every great side has benefitted from fortune from time to time. The trick, however, is taking advantage of this luck.

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Liverpool might have been lucky to win right at the death but they placed themselves in a strong position by not conceding more than one goal.

Virgil van Dijk delivered a masterclass in defending before Hugo Lloris’ clanger at the other end of the pitch. The Dutch defender expertly dealt with a 2-v-1 situation and allowed his attacking counterparts to go on and win the game.

If Liverpool win the Premier League it will be fully deserved despite what some opposition fans will argue.

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