Andy Robertson may have struck home a stunning headed goal at Anfield to add to his account for the season. Yet, he is still hungry for more.
Liverpool were desperately unlucky not to register their 31st league victory of the season after they were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Burnley.
When the full-time whistle blew, Robertson clearly cut an agitated figure and took his frustration over to the officials – he knew this was a game that Liverpool should have won.
Unlike a fortnight ago where Robertson and the Liverpool squad were having the celebrations of their lives after being crowned undisputed kings of England, Robertson looked visibly frustrated after his team surrendered the three points.
This isn’t to say that he should be credited with venting his frustration at the officials, more that his win-at-all-cost attitude can only benefit the Reds and Klopp going forward.
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Supporters love to see their players showcasing how much representing the club means to them and is further vindication to why the Scotsman is a firm favourite amongst Kopites.
Even his manager shared Robertson’s frustration and proved that the player’s disappointment stems from the winning mentality that Klopp has installed into the team’s DNA.
This is no big issue as to say that Robertson should be punished for his antics nor should it be celebrated either. He is thriving at Liverpool. This was simply Robertson expressing himself as a serial winner and failing to except anything less – all elite athletes should hone a similar mentality.
Klopp and his staff have worked hard to transform Robertson from a shy kid fighting for his life in the Scottish division to arguably the finest left-back on the planet. When Liverpool do not win, Robertson’s work feels incomplete – even when he is amongst the scoresheet.
This was a reaction which Liverpool fans loved to see. A number on social media used the word ‘Mentality Monsters’ when describing Robertson’s show of emotion at full-time.
I will run into a brick wall for robbo. What a man.
— Taku (@TakumiMino18) July 11, 2020
Absolute LEGEND! Robbo giving it!
— Samuel A (@BigSamA79) July 11, 2020
Good to see players with elite mentality unlike top reds
— Yajnish (@vegaLFC_) July 11, 2020
Love how Klopp has his back and isn’t pushing or shushing him.
— ALPER (@AlperAG) July 11, 2020
With three games of the campaign still to play, Robertson – who currently earns £55k-a-week [Spotrac] – still has plenty of opportunities to put Saturday’s difficulties to one side and return to the title-winning form that saw Liverpool win the league at a canter.
Liverpool supporters love the raw emotion Robertson continues to show when wearing that red shirt.
We have seen him develop from a once relegated player into an English, European and world champion.
Next up in the Premier League come Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United.
All of Liverpool’s remaining fixtures are certain to be tricky in the club’s pursuit of the all-time record points haul. Lets hope the champions can put things right again at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
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