'Striving for perfection': Why Robertson's comments show Liverpool are looking beyond Premier League pursuit
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'Striving for perfection': Why Robertson's comments show Liverpool are looking beyond Premier League pursuit

Eight points clear at the Premer League summit whilst retaining the rights as champions of Europe, Liverpool’s quest for continental domination has taken some formidable speed in recent weeks.

Jurgen Klopp’s ‘mentality monsters’ had the answers again on Saturday when they found a way to win late again in the capital after Roberto Firmino netted an 85th minute-winner against Crystal Palace.

Liverpool’s attention now turns to Europe where the European champions can progress from Group E as winners with victory over Napoli on Wednesday.

There has never been a greater opportunity for Klopp’s side to establish a golden age for the club. The German has harnessed a squad of winners who refuse to be beaten and there is no reason the players should look beyond just delivering the Premier League this season.

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Liverpool’s indispensable full-back Andy Robertson shared those views ahead of the Napoli clash on Wednesday. Robertson, 25, believes this Liverpool squad are equipped to win all manner of matches of their quest for domestic and European domination.

“I’m not really buying into that,” Robertson said in his pre-match interview.

“We have found ways to win and have been going right the way to the end. Against [Manchester] City and Tottenham we played unbelievably but Villa and Palace we had to dig deep.

“We have 37 points in the Premier League, you can’t do much better than that. But we are always striving for perfection.

“We haven’t reached our best yet and it will be great when that happens. Fans would love a game where they can sit down for the last 10 minutes and enjoy it, not biting nails.”

The Scotland captain’s comments reiterate why Liverpool have made their best-ever start to a league season and look on course for a third consecutive Champions League last-16 bout. The players have become obsessed with finding different variations of winning.

Klopp’s team have nurtured the perfect blend of winning ugly alongside their potent irresistible best form to establish a lengthy lead over their title rivals.

The club’s stock has never been higher and the belief the German manager has installed in his players epitomise why this Liverpool team is here to stay and will take some stopping along the way.

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