'No excuses': £8 million Liverpool star calls for perfection ahead of Wolves clash
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Andy Robertson comments ahead of Wolves clash

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has revealed how the team’s hectic Christmas schedule served as the motivation that fueled their 4-0 Boxing Day victory over Leicester City.

Robertson, 25, produced another stellar performance to help the European champions move 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. Liverpool have now won 17 of their 18 league matches this season whilst registering 52 points from a possible 54.

The Reds have now recorded a comprehensive double over Brendan Rodgers’ side. The gap between 1st and second at Christmas has never been of a greater margin.

It was Liverpool’s eighth match from a possible nine during the December period which will conclude at Anfield on Sunday when Jurgen Klopp’s team host Wolves.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson of Liverpool at the end of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at King Power Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

The European champions recently returned from Doha after adding the FIFA Club World Cup to the Anfield trophy cabinet following their extra-time victory against Flamengo on Saturday. It meant a continental treble for Liverpool who have already claimed the Champions League and UEFA Super Cup alongside the CWC during 2019.

Liverpool had only a few days to prepare for the top of the table clash at the King Power Stadium on Thursday evening and Robertson has praised the team’s relentless pursuit of perfection following their eighth consecutive league victory.

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Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, Robertson said: “If you can’t get up for a game for Liverpool Football Club then I don’t think you will get up for many things.”

“I think we put in the complete performance, I thought we were amazing from start to finish,

“I think it’s our best performance of the season and what a time to do it, but it’s only three points so we are not getting carried away. We’ve got a lot of big games coming up.

“But to go three points further ahead of your closest rivals is always nice.”

With Wolves just two days away, there can be no time to rest on their laurels following Liverpool’s biggest win of the season so far against Leicester.

Nuno Espirito Santos’ team have already beaten Manchester City – whom they host tonight – at the Etihad Stadium this season and only Liverpool have lost fewer games than the Midlands outfit meaning Robertson will be taking nothing for granted come Sunday.

“They are absolutely flying at the minute so it’s going to be another incredibly tough game and we need to get our legs ready,” added the Scotland captain.

“But we felt fresh [against Leicester], we felt good, and hopefully we feel the same against Wolves because it means we can do the running and do the pressing like we want.

“This was a complete performance and now we need to take that confidence into the Wolves game again.”

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool FC at The King Power Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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Liverpool are the runaway leaders for a reason and Robertson personifies Klopp’s unwavering demand for perfection.

Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City back in 2017 for a fee of £8 million. The gargantuan rise from formerly relegated nearly man into the best left-back in Europe is one of the great fairy tales in modern football.

However, Robertson doesn’t see his rise as an ideal script for a Hollywood film The Scotland captain has worked himself into the ground to get where he is today.

Liverpool have only dropped two points since March and have lost just once in their previous 56 league matches. Their clash against 2nd placed Leicester was originally deemed their most difficult match of the season and yet it was arguably their most routine victory so far this campaign.

Gone are the days of pondering over signs of vulnerability in the team. This group of players have installed the resilience to believe that no one can get the better of them. With Liverpool currently the only team in Europe’s top-five leagues still unbeaten its difficult to argue that anyone can crack the enigma that is Klopp’s Champions League holders.

 

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