Andy Robertson: We're gutted but will quickly refocus on Paris

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Published 23rd May 2022
By Sam Williams

Liverpool will quickly process their Premier League disappointment and turn their focus to the Champions League final, Andy Robertson stated.

The Reds came from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Anfield on the final day of the top-flight season, thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Robertson.

Manchester City’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa meant they edged the Premier League title race by a single point, however.

Liverpool now have the chance to complete a cup treble, though, with Real Madrid awaiting in Paris on Saturday.

Read Robertson’s post-match interview with Liverpoolfc.com in full below…

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On his main emotion after a dramatic day…

I think, to be honest, there are two emotions. First of all obviously it’s gutting, of course it is, we’ve been beat by fantastic champions – nobody can argue that. Man City are a great team. We’ve pushed each other the whole way this season, we’ve pushed each other the whole way the last four or five years, and fair play to them. Credit to them, 2-0 down, an incredible situation and they managed to bounce back, it just shows you the quality they have got.

But the second feeling I have is that I am extremely proud to be part of this club, extremely proud to be part of that changing room because the way the lads went about their business this season is special and obviously it’s not done yet, we’ve got one huge game left. But to be fighting on all fronts, for every single game to be meaningful, that’s special you know. This group of boys, the coaches, the backroom staff, I can’t help but be proud. But today, tonight, will be tough. Tomorrow we will dust ourselves down and get ready for Paris.

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On how aware he was of what was going on in City’s game…

It’s hard not to be. At half-time we knew they were 1-0 down, but the problem was we were one each. We had to win the game and we were rushing things. I thought we were just a wee bit forceful because it played a part, knowing the fans knew the result and everything. Then I heard the big cheer, I didn’t know if Man City had scored before that but I obviously knew Aston Villa had equalised or made it 2-0 or 2-1 or whatever it was. Then obviously the Wolves fans react as well and when I’ve scored my goal it’s probably the quietest Anfield has ever been so I am thinking, ‘Something is not right here.’ Look, it’s one of them days. Extremely close, missing out by a point again, getting over 90 points, it’s incredible. But we’ll keep going, we’ll bounce back next season, we’ll try to go again. The last time it happened we acted in a pretty good fashion and we have to do that again next season.

On Salah winning the Golden Boot and Playmaker of the Season awards and Alisson Becker winning the Golden Glove…

That’s the thing, if lads are winning individual awards it means the team are doing well. So fair play to those two but I know both of them would swap all the awards they have had to have the Premier League. It looked likely at one point but then obviously it gets snatched away by, like I said, an incredible team. A pretty special way to win it for them, I’m sure they will enjoy it but we have to be ready to bounce back next season, we have to be ready to compete with them again and be better than them and try to get our hands on the Premier League because it’s a good trophy to win. We got a feel of how Anfield might be if we did win it and we want that feeling again and we need to work extremely hard again next season to try to get that.

On a massive week ahead, culminating in the Champions League final…

Yeah, tonight [we’ll] just get over it and then tomorrow a day off, well deserved, get the legs ready and then Tuesday we are good to go. Four days’ lead into a massive game, try to make it number seven, try to win this trophy seven times with an incredible bunch of boys, with an incredible fanbase. Go to Paris full of confidence and try to win that trophy because that would be a special season. We’ve got a chance to do it, we’re good enough to do it. We need to perform probably better than we did today but we’ll be ready. We need to perform on the highest level and if we do that hopefully we can make it number seven.

Published 23rd May 2022