Liverpool

Andy Robertson: Liverpool need a run of wins to stay in the race

The Liverpool favourite admitted his side need to be more ruthless in putting teams away.

 
1:45pm on Monday 4th January 2021
By
Nicholas Hughes

Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson believes Liverpool should be doing more to turn draws into wins as the Reds approach 2021 with successive Premier League crowns on their mind.

The Reds have drawn three of their last five fixtures and won just twice away from home all season, something Robertson told Sky Sports needs to change.

“We need to kick on in 2021. We need to go on a run of games where we win,” he said.

“We of course need to pick up more away points and keep picking up maximum points at home.”

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The Scotsman is confident his side can end up on top of the league come the season’s conclusion in May, but admitted the recent draws will need to stop.

Last season saw the Reds be the master of the late goal to ensure three points instead of one, but their six stalemates this season is less than only Brighton’s eight.

Robertson admitted that in season’s gone by Liverpool would have won more of those games, accepting the uniqueness of this season’s circumstances as a cause for the added draws.

“Over the last two years or even three years – and no disrespect to those clubs – but last season we would have won those games,” he said.

“If you add two points to each of every one of those games then the league table is looking a lot different and we’re sitting pretty happy.”

“But you know, this season is going to be unique.”

Those draws against the likes of Brighton, Fulham, West Brom and Newcastle have invited the Manchester clubs back into a title race that a month ago appeared in Liverpool’s control.

But just seven points separates first from 10th at present in this highly competitive season, and Robertson believes this will mean the eventual title-winner won’t need the mammoth points tallies of seasons gone.

“I think I can comfortably say it’s not going to be 97 or 98 points that is going to win the league this season,” he said.

“It’s probably going to be in the 80s because it is that tight and everyone is taking points off each other.”

Jurgen Klopp’s men will go to St. Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton on Monday night with an opportunity to pull three points clear at the top again, though with sides below them having games in hand.

The German will be hoping to add to the two away victories so far this season and could be bolstered by the return of Thiago to the starting line-up.

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