Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has stressed that no football club in the world can survive the amount of injury crisis the club has been battling with since the commencement of the 2020-2021 season.
Liverpool has been a shadow of their former self especially since the commencement of this year. They have been recording a series of bad results, especially in the Premier League.
The club has recorded four successive defeats so far this year which has taken the club out of the top-four. Coach Jurgen Klopp and his boys are now sitting on the 6th spot on the league table, with 40 points in 25 games.
It has become so terrible for Liverpool that they have recorded 7 defeats and 7 draws which have made it look difficult for Liverpool to survive the fight for the title. Due to how difficult the league has become for the club, Jurgen Klopp has stressed that the target of the club this season is to finish in the top four.
Ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League match against Sheffield United scheduled to kick off at 20:15 on Sunday, February 28, Andy Robertson stressed that Liverpool’s poor form is a result of the poor form the club is currently battling with.
The situation of the club is worst at the defensive department of the club as virtually all the members of Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice defensive line have suffered one form of an injury or the other.
Some of the key defenders at the club that are out still out with different degrees of injuries include Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Fabinho, and Jordan Henderson.
Andy Robertson said: “Usually we have, for instance, Virg who’s very vocal, we have Joey Gomez that leads by example, and Joel who leads by example. We’ve had Fabinho, Hendo.
“But now we’ve got Nat Phillips, who obviously wasn’t here last season, he was out on loan. We’ve got (Ozan) Kabak who’s a young lad who’s just come in. We’ve got Ben Davies, who’s been signed from a Championship club and needs to take time, and big Rhys (Williams), of course.
“All of them are relatively inexperienced and it’s trying to help them, but also trying to help the team by focusing on yourself.”
On the part of Andy Robertson, the 26-year-old Scottish left-back has played 25 times for Liverpool, scoring a goal and providing 5 assists. He has played a total of 34 games in all competitions so far this season.
Despite missing no Premier League game so far this season, the left-back says the season has not been easy for him because he is almost like the only leader in Liverpool’s defense line.
“It’s been tough for me personally but it’s part and parcel of it,” Robertson told Sky Sports.
“I’m probably the leader at the back, I’m probably the most vocal at the back now and it’s just trying to make sure that we do as well as we can and we try to keep as many clean sheets as we can because that’s the only way we’re going to win games”.