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'It's not been great': Liverpool's £10m man now admits he's just had the 'toughest' time of his career

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson has claimed that the last 10 days have been the toughest time of his career in football.

Speaking to BBC Sport after missing out on qualification for the World Cup, Robertson opened up on his recent heart-break with Liverpool and Scotland.

“Personally, it’s been the toughest 10 days of my footballing career, of course it has been,” said the 28-year-old.

“Emotionally, mentally, physically, everything, so it’s not been great. But to be honest I’ll deal with that myself, I’ll go away and go think about that myself.”

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Since May 22nd, Robertson has lost out on the Premier League, Champions League and World Cup qualification. So close, yet so far. Get yourself away for a nice break Robbo and come back fresh and ready to go again.

A fortnight to forget

Football can be a cruel game sometimes. After an enthralling season of maintaining such high standards, Robertson is left feeling despondent.

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Had things been just ever-so-slightly different, he could easily have been celebrating the best 10 days of his career.

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Liverpool were essentially 15 minutes away from winning the Premier League title. Had Manchester City not somehow found three goals over that time, The Reds would have lifted the trophy for a second time in three years.

Then, they dominated Real Madrid in Paris but were beaten by a counter-attack goal. Finally, the disappointment of losing to a determined Ukraine team in the World Cup qualifier.

When you’ve put yourself in a position where you’ve got so much to gain, the losses can feel even greater.

Putting it in perspective

Once Robbo has had some time away to process the defeats, hopefully he can put into perspective another stellar season for him personally.

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There were times when it looked like Kostas Tsimikas might overtake him as Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice left-back. Robbo always roared back though.

He got his first goal in-front of The Kop in the Merseyside Derby against Everton. The man signed from Hull City for £10m then duly followed that up with another on the final day.

Only twice has Robertson bettered his tally of 10 Premier League assists, and three goals were a personal best.

Another great season for Liverpool’s road-running full-back. Hopefully it’s the last time he has to endure such heartache.

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