Andy Robertson admits ‘teams ALWAYS have a chance against us’ after Liverpool defender rues them ‘making the same mistakes’ in draw against Newcastle
- Andy Robertson voiced his frustration at Liverpool making the same mistakes
- Jurgen Klopp’s side drew with Newcastle after missing big chances to seal win
- The left-back admitted the Reds are now giving their opponents confidence
- Robertson insists club will fight until the end to try and secure top four place
Andy Robertson has admitted team always have a chance against Liverpool and voiced his frustration that the Reds keep making the same mistakes.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were held to a 1-1 draw with Newcastle in their last match after Joe Willock equalised for the visitors in the dying seconds.
Liverpool had a huge number of chances to put the game to bed but failed to so, in a result and performance that mirrored the one they produced a week earlier against Leeds.
Andy Robertson revealed his frustration at how Liverpool keep making the same mistakes
The Reds drew 1-1 with Newcastle after failing to take several chances to secure a victory
Robertson insisted he and his team-mates only have themselves the blame for being repeatedly punished for not being able to kill games off.
‘It pretty much sums up our season,’ Robertson said. ‘We don’t learn our lessons, we keep on doing the same thing making the same mistakes.
‘Newcastle deserved their goal, the two of them, I think that rule is ridiculous.
‘We could be sitting here with a defeat, which is baffling with the amount of chances we had, the first half and even second half and the control.
‘What we were based on was that we were so good at seeing out results and we can’t do that just now. It’s as simple as that.
Robertson admitted Liverpool keep giving their opponents confidence at the end of matches
‘Teams always have a chance against us, they always build in confidence the last 10 minutes and believe they can get something. That’s not like us.
‘We can’t keep on coming out and speaking a good game, we’re not doing it on the pitch and games are running out.’
The draw with Newcastle dealt a major blow to Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Anfield has not been without Champions League football since the 2016/17 season, but with the Reds sitting in sixth and four points off Chelsea in fourth with just five games remaining, their place in the competition next season is in serious doubt.
Should they miss out, Robertson believes their poor home form against the bottom sides in the league will have been a key factor.
The Reds are in danger of missing out on qualifying for the competition they won in 2019
‘This club is a Champions League team,’ the Scottish left back insisted.
‘We got to the quarters-finals this year – and we are still disappointed with that – and two finals in the space of four years and won the Premier League comfortably last year, so to not have Champions League football next year would deflate the whole club, of course it would.
‘This club is based on fighting to the end and that’s what we need to do.
‘Even if we win the next five games it might still not be enough but we need to put that pressure on the teams.
‘There have just been too many games this season where we’ve dropped too many points. Against the bottom six, if you’ve only picked five points up at home then unfortunately you are going to fall short of your target.’
The Scottish left back insists that his side will keep fighting this season whatever happens