Liverpool's Andy Robertson: I'm 'Fearless' in Title Race with Manchester City

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2019

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Andrew Robertson of  Liverpool FC looks on during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool FC at London Stadium on February 4, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
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Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has discussed his "fearless" approach to each game as he bids to help the Reds win their first league title since 1990. 

Liverpool are in a tight Premier League title race with Manchester City, who are ahead of the Reds on goal difference but have played a game more.

Despite the pressure on his side to match the Sky Blues, Robertson isn't letting nerves get to him, per the Mirror's David Maddock:

"My attitude when I go onto the pitch has always been fearless. I've never gone into a game fearing anything or anyone.

"My upbringing probably does have a bit to do with it. I try to enjoy every minute and give 100 per cent. I'm realistic—every game, not all of us can play to the highest of our ability. Mistakes happen in this game, it's how you deal with it.

"Some days not everything comes off, but if I've given everything, you'll criticise yourself in terms of performance, but you'll know you've made it hard for your opponent. That's the attitude I've always taken and will always continue to have."

The 24-year-old joined from Hull City in 2017, and he has established himself as an important player in Jurgen Klopp's side.

"I wouldn't say I've got nothing to lose because now the stakes are high," he added. "Of course, if you drop below [your standards] you've got your position to lose. You can get criticised or you can become a hero. It's all about dealing with that."

He has helped Liverpool concede just 15 goals in 26 matches this season, and his delivery at the other end of the pitch helps him contribute in attacking situations, too.

The Scot capped a strong performance in Liverpool's 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday with a fine assist. After helping to win back the ball for the Reds, he produced a sublime lofted pass to Georginio Wijnaldum for the Dutchman's goal.

Goal's Jack Sear was impressed with his showing:

The assist was his eighth of the season in all competitions, and he has been an effective creator throughout his time at Anfield:

Though Liverpool have hardly struggled for goals since Philippe Coutinho's departure in January last year, the Brazilian's move to Barcelona has left them with less creativity in their ranks.

Robertson's delivery has helped mitigate that, which is one of the reasons they remain in the hunt for the title.

Liverpool's upcoming matches could have a significant impact on their season, with Bayern Munich awaiting in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday and Manchester United in the Premier League on February 24.

If Robertson's team-mates can adopt a similar attitude to him, it could help them come through the games unscathed.

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