ReactionAndy Robertson on Wolves win: 'We got what we deserved from the second half'
Andy Robertson believes Liverpool got what they deserved from a strong second-half showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday lunchtime.
The Reds secured a dramatic 3-1 Premier League victory at Molineux, with Robertson scoring in the 85th minute, before a Hugo Bueno own goal, via Harvey Elliott’s low strike, found the back of the net in added time.
Liverpool had fallen behind inside the opening 10 minutes after Hwang Hee-chan’s effort, though turned the game around following the half-time interval, as Cody Gakpo levelled ahead of the hour before the two late strikes sealed the spoils.
“We obviously weren’t at the races [in the] first half,” Robertson reflected to TNT Sports post-match.
“You can come up with excuses with lads travelling the world and things like that, but at the end of the day you have to be ready to play the game. I think it took us 45 minutes to get into it.
“Wolves were the better team. They created the best chances, put us under pressure and we made too many mistakes. But in the second half, we came out, changed the formation slightly, went to kind of a 4-4-2 and I think it worked, [we] started pushing people a lot higher up the pitch.
“I think we dominated the second half and probably got what we deserved out of the second-half performance.”
Read on for the rest of the interview with Liverpool’s No.26, who captained the team on his 200th Premier League appearance for the club, below…
On his late goal...
Look, I don’t get many goals, so it’s always nice to score. Obviously we knew they are quick on counter-attacks from corners, so we had to be alert. I know Mo can always pick a pass so I just thought I may as well go in there. Luckily, I slotted it in. I’m delighted with the goal, it’s obviously crucial for us to get our noses in front.
On his positioning on the right flank for his effort...
I just kind of played and followed. I think on Tuesday night [for Scotland] we did a quick goal-kick and I just kind of followed into that position where I thought there was space and then today the same. Obviously, I was the last man, I drove forward and I’ve seen Mo on that side and I thought I could follow it, but I don’t think Mo Salah’s position is under threat that’s for sure. I don’t think it will be permanent! But we feel free and it’s all about occupying the spaces and I just followed the pass.
On Mohamed Salah’s two assists in the game...
I thought he put in another really good second-half performance, like we all did. I thought first half we were all not at it. But saying that, he probably only gets credit when he gets goals now, which is probably slightly unfair. I think he’s got two assists today and he’s got us back in the game. He’s created the chances for us and second half he was really good and probably set the tempo for us.
On the resilience in the team...
It’s a new start. We’ve got a lot of new players, kind of a new way of playing and things like that. So I think we just feel free. We’ve got good, exciting young players that sometimes you could probably see that in the first half where it was time to just put the foot on the ball and we were still maybe trying to force it and things like that.
But then second half, they just came out, played with no fear and we made really good substitutions. Darwin caused problems, Harvey caused problems and Luis Diaz comes on at half-time. So, we’ve got a strong squad, we’ve still got players obviously missing with Trent and Thiago and things like that. They weren’t in the squad today so we can only get stronger. But if we keep everyone fit, we believe that we’ve got a squad that can compete, and we need to keep on showing that.