Liverpool’s left-back, Andy Robertson has said he is hopeful that Liverpool’s game plan is better than Manchester City’s as the two teams go head-to-head on Sunday.
After last weekend’s damp squib of a so-called ‘Super Sunday’, this week more than makes up for it, with the two favourites for the Premier League title doing battle at Anfield.
With Liverpool having gotten the better of Manchester City on three times out of four fixtures last season, the recently-appointed Scottish national team captain, Robertson, feels that the game-plan set out by Jurgen Klopp on Sunday could be the deciding factor.
“It’s a new season,” Robertson told liverpoolfc.com.
“I’m sure Guardiola will be looking at the three games where we managed to get one over on them and seeing what he can change. We have to be prepared for that.
“Last season we did very well against them. The two quarter-finals were very good, especially at home when we went 3-0 up. Everyone expected it to be a tight game. In the second half, we showed a side we hadn’t really shown before, we sat a bit deeper and limited them to very few chances. That’s what got us through in the end.
“We did get one over on them last season but they ended up with the Premier League and that’s what everyone strives for. They are the champions and they’ll have a game plan. But hopefully, our game plan is better on the day.”
Robertson has progressed to become one of the top full-backs in the Premier League over the last year. He is no stranger to big games at Anfield after last season’s run to the Champions League final and the young Scotsman will be eager to impress against either Raheem Sterling or Bernardo Silva on Sunday.