Robbo worried about ‘toughest game of the season’ against Blades

Andy Robertson, Liverpool (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Andy Robertson, Liverpool (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is worried about Sheffield United, their opponents in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Blades have the worst attack in the Premier League, so on the face of it, Robbo shouldn’t be too concerned about things.

Their top scorer is the 33-year-old David McGoldrick, while big summer signing Rhian Brewster is yet to hit the back of the net. But with Liverpool in such poor form, anything could happen and Robertson is refusing to take his eye off the ball.

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In a way, Robertson has to say that. The team will continue to say the right things to the media about working hard and respecting the opposition, because that’s all they can do – until they start to pick up points, at least.

"The official club website reported that he said: “It’s one of the toughest games of the season and irrelevant of our form or their form at the minute, it’s going to be a battle.“We know what we expect from Sheffield United but it’s about trying to match that and about trying to then overcome that, which we did so well last season in the two games.”More from Rush The KopSet to return, Virgil Van Dijk facing heavy criticism back homeLiverpool making late comebacks all the rage once againWolves tilt gives Klopp opportunity to tinker with lineup following international dutyPlayers to watch in the matchup with WolvesPredicting Liverpool’s Next Five Premier League Fixtures"

Our Scottish left-back has been incredibly important to Jurgen Klopp. The signing of Kostas Tsimikas was supposed to take some of the pressure off Robbo, but things haven’t really panned out that way.

He’s started to look a little tired lately, and Sheffield United might look to make the most of that on Sunday evening. They do have some trickery on the wings thanks to Oliver Burke, while Ollie McBurnie never stops working throughout the 90 minutes.

Klopp will have some choices to make, especially at the back. The lack of defensive consistency has cost Liverpool points, and the manager will need to create another new centre-back partnership.

Will Ben Davies, signed from Preston in January, make his debut and start alongside Ozan Kabak or will Klopp pick Rhys Williams or Nat Phillips instead?

In midfield, Naby Keita could get a run-out – but then again, who would he replace? Curtis Jones has been one of the best midfielders this season, while Thiago and Gini Wijnaldum are first-choice options.

This is an important game, and it could still be another tough one.