Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has commented on the prospect of winning the Premier League in the Reds’ next two matches following Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat to rivals Manchester United at the weekend.
Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay were on the scoresheet for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team to register an impressive double over their noisy neighbours and handout Pep Guardiola’s seventh league defeat of the season.
The result means that Liverpool mathematically require just two wins from their final nine league games to be crowned champions of England for the first time since 1990.
However, if City do not acquire at least four points from their upcoming fixtures against Arsenal at Burnley then Liverpool can win the Premier League at Goodison Park next Monday when they face Merseyside rivals Everton.
Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League do-or-die clash against Atletico Madrid tomorrow night, Andy Robertson revealed he did watch United get the better of City at the weekend but admitted that his focus, as well as the team’s, is solely on their own European match under the Anfield lights on Wednesday.
He said: “Our focus is on our game. We can’t influence what’s going on with Man City. Our full focus is on here, if we win (against Atletico) then that’s all that matters.
“I watched it, it was a good game and the result favoured us.
“It was quite nice sitting back and knowing we had done a job at the weekend and taken a step nearer the league title without kicking a ball. One step closer to what we’ve all dreamed of.”
What RTK has to say
Robertson is bang on.
Of course, it was satisfying seeing that the wait for Premier League immortality is that one step closer following City’s latest shortcomings at Old Trafford.
However, a team as well-drilled and mentally resilient as Liverpool will not for a second have any consideration regarding the league this week with the Reds’ biggest match of the season vastly approaching.
Robertson, 25, was given a rare afternoon off during the 2-1 victory against Bournemouth at the weekend following an ankle concern but the Scotland captain revealed he is primed and ready go when the Spanish giants arrive at Anfield tomorrow night.
The ankle has felt good since the winter break. Obviously that week off helped. Friday I felt my hamstring”, he added.
“Obviously I thought I was fine but I missed out as a precaution and Millie got man of the match! “