Liverpool's clash with Cardiff as big as Barcelona tie, says Andy Robertson

After beating Porto to book their place in the last four of the Champions League, Liverpool's attention now returns to the Premier League

Alan O'Brien
Sunday 21 April 2019 13:05
Comments
Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool made a statement by reaching Champions League semi-finals

Andy Robertson has insisted that Liverpool's clash with Cardiff is as big as their Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona.

After beating Porto to book their place in the last four of Europe’s elite competition, attention now returns to the Premier League with Jurgen Klopp’s men once again a single point behind title rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool have the chance to reclaim the top spot this afternoon when they take on Neil Warnock’s side – but Robertson isn’t taking anything for granted against the relegation contenders.

Comparing today's trip to south Wales with the Champions League semi-final, Robertson said: “They are both as big as each other.

“Barcelona is far in the future. We cannot think about that. We are still going for a league title. We are fighting with Man City. Every game is as big as the next one.”

He added: “Cardiff had a magnificent result against Brighton. Warnock will have them up for it, all the players are fighting for their lives and they want to stay in this league.

“It’s a massive game. Hopefully, we can do enough.”

As for City’s showdown with Tottenham, Robertson said it made no difference if he and his teammates watched the clash.

“It has no bearing on us,” said Robertson. “We know it is out of our control. All we can do is impact our own games, so it makes no difference if we watch it or not.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in