Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has urged his teammates to enjoy their football as the Premier League title race gets closer to a conclusion.
Following such a terrific start to the campaign, the club’s form has taken a dip of late, winning just two of their last five Premier League fixtures and exiting the FA Cup in between.
That has allowed Manchester City to close the gap on the league leaders and return to the summit on goal difference with an extra game played.
Andy Robertson has urged his fellow teammates not to panic, a message that could be for their fans too, who were evidently nervous during the home draw with Leicester City, a disappointing result that was followed up by another draw with West Ham United.
“West Ham are a good team and it’s a good point here, another point, but we need to be better and quick,” Robertson told liverpoolfc.com.
“It’s not time to panic. It’s time to relax and enjoy it, and play better football because of that. West Ham have made it a lot harder [at the London Stadium], especially this season. Credit to them, they did well and deserved a point, but we weren’t at our best.
“It’s a long season. If you ask anyone in any league if they’re as fresh now as they were at the start of the season, they’ll say they’re not, because they’ve played 20, 25 games or whatever it is.
“Nobody’s going to be fresh at this time so it’s about preparing right and getting ready for the games so that our bodies feel good.
“We just need to keep going, we need to keep finding a spark that’s been missing in the past two games, but it’s about taking chances at the right time and keeping clean sheets, which we’ve failed to do in the last couple.”