Liverpool’s Andy Robertson opens up about his goal against Everton
The Reds returned to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City following a 2-0 victory over their Merseyside neighbors at Anfield.
Tensions were building in the Kop end due to their side being unable to unlock a determined Toffees defense. Their arch-rivals adopted a time-wasting strategy from very early on in the huge encounter.
However, Robertson popped up at the back post in the 62nd minute to head home from a pinpoint Mohamed Salah cross, much to the relief of Liverpool’s fans.
“My dad’s always taught me put it back across the goal where the keepers coming from. I think his words were ringing in my ears when the ball was coming across.”
“I knew (Jota) was just going to miss it, it looked like Coleman was going to get caught under it, so I thought “just make contact with it Robbo and just try to put it in the back of the net.” Luckily, it hit the back of the net and it was such an amazing feeling.”
Robertson claims patience was key during LIverpool’s victory over Everton
With Manchester City convincingly beating Watford 5-1 the previous day, the pressure was on Jurgen Klopp’s side to beat their local rivals.
They eventually did it through Robertson’s header and a late Divock Origi strike. After the game, Robertson praised his teammates mentality, despite a fiery derby against their relegation-threatened opponents.
“It was so hard. First half we weren’t at our best and we started playing their game instead of our own game. There was a lot of breakage in play, probably too many people coming together. But look, I’ve been in a relegation battle, I know what it’s like.”
“We had to focus on our own game. We had to play football, we had to be patient, create chances and luckily we managed it. I think second half we controlled the game a lot better. Patience was key. They knew going into the game they were now in the bottom three and that changes things.”