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Our fullbacks are clearly excited over the City result, but know it’s all about perspective.
This season’s result, while victorious, haven’t come without their struggles. On Sunday Manchester City visited in Anfield in what was possibly the most anticipated game of the year, and lost to top of the table Liverpool. It was a performance that the fans and the team should be proud of, with composure galore and gorgeous goals to boot. And against our current title rivals? Massive. Our fullbacks Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, the latter of whom had an assist, spoke to Sky Sports following the match about what the win means to the club (more, obviously).
“We’re on a good run of form and still unbeaten, which is what we want,” Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports post-match. “We want to keep picking up the three points.
“We know at home we’ve got the advantage with the fans and that, so every time we’re here we want to pick up the three points and feel as though we should.
”For us it’s about keeping that momentum up, it’s not about how other teams feel. We’re just focused on ourselves and picking up as many points as possible.
”Obviously we picked up a lot of points last season and it still wasn’t enough, so we know that we’re going to have to get in and around the same kind of numbers to hopefully come away with a bit of silverware.
”But it’s still early doors and we know there’s still a long way to go.”
No one wins titles in November, especially ahead of the busy holiday season, but having played and beaten opponents like City, Spurs, Leicester, and Arsenal in these first three months is not something to scoff at. City have had a far lighter run up to this moment and are still currently sitting in fourth (!!!) below Chelsea and Leicester. It’s easy to get carried away with, but this was the same gap of points that Liverpool were able to lose last season, so some perspective must be found.
“We just need to keep going game by game,” Robertson added.
“As boring as it is and fans probably want to hear something different, but that’s exactly what we have to do – it worked well for us last year and so far this year.
”It’s perspective – we’ve beat Man City at home and it’s a big result for us but we still need to keep going.
”After the international break it’s the toughest period over Christmas and then we’ll see where we are after that busy period.”
The duo were instrumental in orchestrating Mohamed Salah’s goal, the second of the day, and it highlighted the importance of the two players in Klopp’s system and among the team — offensively and defensively. Robertson and Trent both had Raheem Sterling to contend with today, who despite his Anfield scoring record since leaving Merseyside, remains a pretty consistent threat.
“Trent’s obviously done an unbelievable diagonal and I’ve just had a bit of space,” Robertson continued. “I’ve just seen Bobby and Mo running into good spaces.
”I knew if I could put it in there then one of them would hopefully get on the end of it. I’m delighted for Mo to get his head on it and put it in.
”We’re just delighted to contribute and defensively I think we were very solid as well today.”
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Source: Liverpool Offside