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Robertson expecting a ‘tough game’ against Lampard’s young Chelsea side

Andy Robertson is expecting a ‘tough game’ when Liverpool face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.

Champions League winners Liverpool face Premier League rivals, and winners of the Europa League, Chelsea in Istanbul in midweek, the duo vying to win the first European trophy of the campaign.

Speaking ahead of the tie in Turkey, Liverpool full-back Robertson said that he is anticipating a ‘tough’ encounter against a new-look Chelsea side, who are under new management, as Frank Lampard tries to cope with the clubs ongoing transfer-ban as well as the loss of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.

“[They’ve had] a change of manager, they’ve lost [Eden] Hazard and they’ve brought in [Christian] Pulisic, made a couple of signings.

“Obviously they’re probably a wee bit more reliant on youth players, but they’ve got fantastic youth players that have went out and done it a very high level, so they’ll be ready to make the jump and Frank Lampard did a very good job at Derby.

“So we’ll be looking for a tough game, maybe a wee bit different to the Chelsea we faced last season but it’ll be interesting to see what they’re like.

“We know how hard a game against Chelsea is, so we won’t be shocked by that and we need to be ready to match their work-rate and match their skill.”

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