Robert­son airs sur­prise at un­beaten Liver­pool 'still chas­ing'

Observer on Saturday - - Sport -

- Andy Robert­son ad­mits it is a sur­prise to be “still chas­ing” with Liver­pool after see­ing the club open their Pre­mier League cam­paign with a 15-match un­beaten run.

The Reds are yet to come un­stuck in English topflight com­pe­ti­tion, col­lect­ing 39 points along the way, but find them­selves sec­ond in the ta­ble.

That is be­cause de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Manch­ester City have also en­joyed a fault­less open­ing, and have two more points to show for their ef­forts.

Liver­pool, there­fore, still have much to do as they re­flect on the pos­i­tives of a bright start and pre­pare them­selves for the chal­lenges to come.

Robert­son told Sky Sports of the sit­u­a­tion at An­field: “When you look at it and say 'you'd be un­beaten at the start of De­cem­ber', you [think] you'd be at the top of the league - but we're not. We're still chas­ing City.

“It's been a good start for us, and we need to keep go­ing, keep fo­cus­ing on what we're do­ing in­stead of look­ing at any­one else.

“We're con­trol­ling what we're do­ing right now, and if we keep putting the pres­sure on City, I'm sure it will go right to the end.”

While Liver­pool will be hop­ing to see City come un­stuck dur­ing the busy fes­tive pe­riod, they will get a chance to in­flict a blow of their own early in 2019.

The Reds are due to visit the Eti­had Sta­dium on Jan­uary 3 for what is shap­ing up to a crunch clash in a keenly-con­tested ti­tle tus­sle.

Jur­gen Klopp’s side will not be get­ting ahead of them­selves, though, as they have a number of test­ing fix­tures to take in be­fore then.

Robert­son added: “The only re­sult we can con­trol against Manch­ester City is the one when they play us, other than that we can't.

“We need to fo­cus on our own re­sults. We need to keep pick­ing up the three points.”


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