Liverpool left back position Andy Robertson is optimistic that the 7-1 thrashing of Rangers in the Champions League can serve as a spark for the rest of their season as they prepare to visit Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday.
The team coached by Jurgen Klopp achieved a statement win at Ibrox on Wednesday after having a poor start to the domestic campaign, which has left them in 10th place after eight games, 14 points behind the team coached by Arsenal.
Robertson, who returned to action for the first time in more than a month against Rangers after recuperating from an ankle injury, stated that Liverpool will need to maintain the same level of effort against City, who are in second place.
“We need to work on maintaining a level of consistency in both our gameplay and our performances. That is something that has been lacking for us this season… we need to keep the continuing, we need to play with that same level of energy, “the Scottish man informed the press.
“(City) are a wonderful team, and they are in fantastic form right now. It will be challenging to compete with them, but when we are at our best, we can always be competitive. If it drops any lower than that, we are in for a challenging afternoon.”
After striker Mohamed Salah came off the bench to score an incredible hat trick against. Rangers in just six minutes, the fastest in the history of the Champions League. Robertson was effusive in his admiration for Salah.
This season, Salah has been a pale ghost of himself, scoring just twice in the league. However, Robertson believes that this might be a turning point for the Egyptian forward.
“That’s something he’s capable of doing. If you give Mo opportunities to score, he will do so. Therefore, he will feel an enormous boost to his confidence as a result of that. He is an astoundingly great and outstanding player “he added.
“It was obvious that he wanted to get his name on the scoresheet when he came on the field. He has, thankfully, been successful in obtaining all three.”