Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has praised the quality of the clubs youth team, insisting that the clubs young talent is ‘pushing’ the first team’s stars.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have enjoyed an unprecedented season so far, unbeaten in their last 40 Premier League outings, and having dropped just two points all season as they look almost certain to end their 30 year wait for a league title.
Liverpool are also still involved in the Champions League, while Klopp’s young and inexperienced team knocked a full-strength Everton out of the FA Cup earlier this month, with the likes of Curtis Jones and Neco Williams putting in notably impressive displays.
The reigning European champions head to Shrewsbury this afternoon for their FA Cup fourth-round clash, with Klopp again likely to hand minutes to some of the clubs younger players, though Scotland international Andy Robertson has backed them to do well, saying they are already pushing the likes of Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson for a place in the first team.
“If we play 11 v 11, then the yellows, as they are, are causing us all sorts of problems and that’s why we are ready when it comes to Saturday or Sunday in the Premier League because we have faced very good opposition on the Friday in terms of trying stuff,” Robertson explained, as per the Mirror.
“Maybe people didn’t believe us, but when you see the young lads, such as Curtis and Harvey, they are pushing Mo Salah, they are pushing Jordan Henderson in these positions because they are really good and the manager has shown he’s not scared to blood them in big games.
“And if they get a run-out again, it will only help their development. They are young, but they add so much to our squad.
“Curtis was on the bench again at Wolves– and so was Neco – these guys are doing so well in training and if they keep the attitude they’ve got and if they keep growing in terms of quality and confidence, then they are going to have big careers. If they do play at Shrewsbury, it will be another big step for them.”