Robertson sends barbed message to Luis Suárez after Anfield win
The Liverpool full-back was forced out of the game through injury caused by the Barça forward, and was asked about the incident after the historic game.
It was a bittersweet Anfield night for Andrew Robertson on Tuesday. He was part of the incredible Liverpool team that turned a 0-3 first-leg deficit in the Champions League semi-final, but had to sit out the second half through injury which has put his involvement in the final two games of the season in doubt.
Robertson's simple message to Suárez
The Scottish full-back has been impressing Reds fans ever since Jürgen Klopp released him into action following his specialised training programme. Signed from Hull City, the German manager was clear from the start that he needed to be taught certain attributes before taking over from the then first choice left-back, Alberto Moreno. Since taking his place in the side, the 25-year old has never looked back.
As well as his lung-busting runs, consistently accurate crossing, and defensive awareness, Robertson has also built up a great deal of confidence, an attribute that was not lost on Luis Suárez in both legs of this enthralling tie. And it was the Uruguayan that caused the defender to be substituted at the interval, after giving him a knock that caused him some discomfort in the final minutes of the first half. Both players had been niggling at each other throughout the contest and Barça were not having much joy down his side.
Robertson down. This would be a huge blow for Liverpool. RIght ankle it looks like.— AS English (@English_AS) 7 May 2019
Suárez realising he was responsible for Wijnaldum coming on... pic.twitter.com/vIqguN3Mtg— AS English (@English_AS) 7 May 2019
At the end of the match that is now being dubbed the 'Miracle of Anfield', Robertson was asked if he thought the former Liverpool striker tried to take him out to give his side an advantage, and delivered a barbed response.
"Who’s going to the final? We’re going to the final so that’s all that matters."
That final takes place in Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano on 1 June. 'Robbo' has become a key player in Jürgen Klopp's set-up, playing 92% of this campaign's Champions League fixtures. Assuming he recovers in time, Luis Suárez can sit back and enjoy the Glasgow boy doing his thing in the Spanish capital...from the comfort of his own sofa.
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